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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of advocaat was in 1895

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“Advocaat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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