branch water


: plain water
bourbon and branch water

Examples of branch water in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But White House press secretary Steve Early interrupted their branch water and bourbon with an urgent phone call, asking Truman to return to the White House as quickly as possible. Chad Pergram, Fox News, 5 Oct. 2022 Determined drinkers defiantly declare their intention to keep on drinking through January (and later, Sober October), come hell or high branch water. Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2022 And his drink of choice was bourbon and branch water. CBS News, 5 June 2020

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Word History


branch entry 1 (creek)

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of branch water was in 1835

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“Branch water.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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