brew·​ski | \ ˈbrü-skē How to pronounce brewski (audio) \

Definition of brewski

U.S. slang

Examples of brewski in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But increasingly, chefs are tossing the vino and grabbing for a brewski. Jeremy Meyer, The Know, "A beginners’ guide to pairing beer and food," 2 Oct. 2019 Not just with bonfires, but companionship, rites of passage, sloppy first kisses, maybe a contraband brewski or two. Los Angeles Times, "‘Burning Man in the South Bay’: A crazy beach party aglow with bonfires and tradition," 29 Aug. 2019 The spot also carries on the Great Waters tradition of being a place to grab a brewski. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "St. Paul’s Loon Cafe now open in former Great Waters space," 8 July 2019 However, there was more to the visits than putting away a few brewskis. Mark Bechtel,, "Former Red Sox Great Kevin Youkilis Crafting a New Path With California Brewery," 25 June 2019 To rework the lyrics of David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity,’ the head on a brewski poured from a tin can far above the world would float in a most peculiar way. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Country roads, take us home," 20 Apr. 2018 The act passed on March 22, 1922, marking the first time Americans could legally chug a brewski in comfort again. Time, "National Beer Day Falls on a Saturday This Year. Here's Why We Celebrate It," 6 Apr. 2018 This time, Reynolds allegedly loaded four cases of brewski into a cart before moving throughout the store, before trying to leave without paying. Barbara Hijek,, "Man caught five times stealing beer -- from same store, deputies say," 15 Sep. 2017 The Twin Cities metro won’t be lacking in casual hangouts or places for grabbing a brewski. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "St. Paul and Minneapolis restaurant openings: Bottle Rocket, New Bohemia and many more," 25 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of brewski

1977, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brewski

brew entry 2 + -ski, suffix in Slavic surnames

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“Brewski.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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