advocaat

noun ad·vo·caat \¦ad-vō-¦kät\

Definition of advocaat

plural

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at advocate


First Known Use: 1895


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