grog

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An allusion to Admiral Edward Vernon (nicknamed “Old Grog” after the grogram coat he habitually wore), who in 1740 ordered his sailors' rum to be watered down.[1][2]

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Noun[edit]

grog (countable and uncountable, plural grogs)

  1. (original meaning) An alcoholic beverage made with rum and water, especially that once issued to sailors of the Royal Navy.
  2. (by extension, Australia, New Zealand) Any alcoholic beverage.
    • 1897, Bram Stoker, Dracula, published 1993, page 142:
      I quite understood their drift, and after a stiff glass of grog, or rather more of the same, and with each a sovereign in hand, they made light of the attack, and swore they would encounter a worse madman any day for the pleasure of meeting so 'bloomin' good a bloke' as your correspondent.
  3. (countable, Australia, New Zealand) A glass or serving of an alcoholic beverage.
  4. An alcoholic beverage made with hot water or tea, sugar and rum, sometimes also with lemon or lime juice and spices, particularly cinnamon.
  5. (ceramics) A type of pre-fired clay that has been ground and screened to a specific particle size.
    Synonyms: chamotte, firesand

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Verb[edit]

grog (third-person singular simple present grogs, present participle grogging, simple past and past participle grogged)

  1. (ceramics) To grind and screen (clay) to a specific particle size.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ grog” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  2. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “grog”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English grog.

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Noun[edit]

grog m (plural grogs)

  1. grog (drink made from rum)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French grog.

Noun[edit]

grog n (plural groguri)

  1. grog

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Welsh[edit]

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grog

  1. Soft mutation of crog.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
crog grog nghrog chrog
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.