John Barleycorn


John Barleycorn

noun

Definition of JOHN BARLEYCORN

a distilled beverage that can make a person drunk <she blamed John Barleycorn for the breakdown of their marriage>
Related Words aperitif, bracer, chaser, digestif, nightcap; belt, load, nip, peg [British], pop, shooter, shot, slug, snifter, snort, tot, whet; cocktail, mixed drink; ale, beer, brew, brewage, brewski [slang], home brew, malt liquor, microbrew, mum, nappy [chiefly Scottish]; mead, sake (or saki), wine; barley-bree (also barley-broo) [chiefly Scottish], brandy, gin, liqueur, mao-tai, mescal, schnapps, tequila, vodka, whiskey (or whisky); Dutch courage
Antonyms nonintoxicant

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