ad·​vo·​caat | \ ¦ad-vō-¦kät \
plural -s

Definition of advocaat

: an eggnog chiefly mixed and bottled in Holland made from eggs, sugar, and brandy with vanilla and coffee flavoring

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First Known Use of advocaat

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for advocaat

Dutch, short for advocatenborrel, from advocaat lawyer (from Middle Dutch advocaet, from Latin advocatus one summoned to another) + borrel drink, bubble, from borrelen to bubble, alteration of Middle Dutch bordelen, bortelen, of imitative origin; from its throat-soothing effect, especially helpful for irritations caused by the traditional eloquence of lawyers

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“Advocaat.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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