Dictionary

vinegar

21 ENTRIES FOUND:

vinegar

noun vin·e·gar \ˈvi-ni-gər\

: a sour liquid that is used to flavor or preserve foods or to clean things

Full Definition of VINEGAR

1
:  a sour liquid obtained by fermentation of dilute alcoholic liquids and used as a condiment or preservative
2
:  ill humor :  sourness
3
:  vim

Examples of VINEGAR

  1. <glad to see his old friend was still full of vinegar after so many years>

Origin of VINEGAR

Middle English vinegre, from Anglo-French vin egre, from vin wine (from Latin vinum) + egre keen, sour — more at eager
First Known Use: 13th century

vinegar

noun vin·e·gar \ˈvin-i-gər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VINEGAR

1
:  a sour liquid used as a condiment or a preservative that is obtained by acetic fermentation of dilute alcoholic liquids (as fermented cider, malt beer, or wine) or of dilute distilled alcohol
2
:  a pharmaceutical solution of the active principles of drugs in dilute acetic acid usually prepared by maceration <aromatic vinegar>

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: vinegaredPrevious Word in the Dictionary: vine fretterAll Words Near: vinegar
March 04, 2015
sprightly Hear it
Full of life and energy
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears