Bloody Mary

plural Bloody Marys

Definition of Bloody Mary

: a cocktail consisting essentially of vodka and usually spiced tomato juice

First Known Use of Bloody Mary

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Bloody Mary

probably from Bloody Mary, appellation of Mary I of England

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The first known use of Bloody Mary was in 1939

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“Bloody Mary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of Bloody Mary

: an alcoholic drink made with vodka, tomato juice, and usually spices


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