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rum

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1rum

noun \ˈrəm\

: an alcoholic drink that is made from sugar

Full Definition of RUM

1
:  an alcoholic beverage distilled from a fermented cane product (as molasses)
2
:  alcoholic liquor <the demon rum>

Examples of RUM

  1. <a fiery sermon on the evils of demon rum>

Origin of RUM

probably short for obsolete rumbullion rum
First Known Use: 1654

2rum

adjective

: strange or odd

rum·merrum·mest

Full Definition of RUM

1
chiefly British :  queer, odd <writing is a rum trade — Angela Thirkell>
2
chiefly British :  difficult, dangerous

Examples of RUM

  1. They're a pretty rum lot.
  2. <she wears staid business suits, but prefers some quite rum knickers underneath>

Origin of RUM

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1752

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