cachaça

noun

ca·​cha·​ça kə-ˈshä-sə How to pronounce cachaça (audio)
: a Brazilian liquor distilled from sugarcane

Examples of cachaça in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a cocktail shaker, combine the passion fruit puree, coconut cream, cachaca and simple syrup. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 28 Feb. 2022 And the impromptu dancing fueled by plenty of Brazil’s cachaca sugarcane liquor — some in bottles filled with jambú, the Amazonian herb that sparks a tingling, electric shock-like sensation to the tongue. Washington Post, 14 Oct. 2019 But the small group of employees at the studio quickly created a relaxed atmosphere: cracking jokes, plying them with shots of cachaca, a Brazilian spirit, even taking off their shoes when Swsh decides to take off theirs. Andrew R. Chow, Time, 27 Nov. 2019 And the impromptu dancing fueled by plenty of Brazil’s cachaca sugarcane liquor — some in bottles filled with jambu, the Amazonian herb that sparks a tingling, electric shock-like sensation to the tongue. Luis Andres Henao, chicagotribune.com, 22 Oct. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

Brazilian Portuguese

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cachaça was in 1821

Dictionary Entries Near cachaça

Cite this Entry

“Cachaça.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cacha%C3%A7a. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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