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glogg

noun \ˈgləg, ˈglœg, ˈglu̇g\

Definition of glogg

  1. :  a hot spiced wine and liquor punch served in Scandinavian countries as a Christmas drink



Did You Know?

Glogg is a holiday favorite in many Scandinavian cultures, where it is commonly served on St. Lucia's Day (December 13) and all around Christmas time. Not surprisingly, the word glogg itself (sometimes written as "glögg") is of Scandinavian origin; it comes from Swedish and derives from the verb glödga, meaning "to burn" or "to mull." But although "glogg" may look like it should rhyme with that other notable holiday beverage-"eggnog"-the two aren't quite a perfect match. The "o" in "glogg" is pronounced like either the "u" in "nut," the "oo" in "foot," or the more foreign-sounding "œ" in "bœuf," the French word for "beef." "Nog," on the other hand, is generally pronounced with the "o" as in "mop"-and thus it rhymes with "grog."

Variants of glogg

or glögg play \ˈgləg, ˈglœg, ˈglu̇g\

Origin of glogg

Swedish glögg, from glödga to burn, mull, from glöd glowing coal, from Old Norse glōth; akin to Old English glēd glowing coal — more at gleed


First Known Use: 1927


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