collins

noun

col·​lins ˈkä-lənz How to pronounce collins (audio)
: a tall iced drink of soda water, sugar, lemon or lime juice, and liquor (such as gin)

Word History

Etymology

probably from the name Collins

First Known Use

circa 1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of collins was circa 1887

Dictionary Entries Near collins

Cite this Entry

“Collins.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/collins. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Biographical Definition

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biographical name (1)

Col·​lins ˈkä-lənz How to pronounce Collins (audio)
Billy 1941–     William Collins American poet; poet laureate (2001–03)

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Francis S(ellers) 1950–     American geneticist

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biographical name (3)

Michael 1890–1922 Irish revolutionary

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Michael 1930–2021 American astronaut

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William 1721–1759 English poet

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(William) Wilkie 1824–1889 English novelist
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