US, old fashioned + humorous
: alcoholic drink : alcohol
—sometimes used with the
- It's not like alcohol is some benign entity. The devastation wrought by demon rum has been well-documented for decades, yet no one suggests a return of Prohibition.
- —Teresa Keegan, Denver Post, 5 May 2013
- … this “Gay Nineties Melodrama” offers up all the elements of an old-fashioned barnstormer, from an innocent country girl heroine named Nellie to a despicable viper named Munro Murgatroyd, who … drives stalwart hero Adam Oakhart to the demon rum.
- —Tom Chesek, Asbury Park (New Jersey) Press, 9 Mar. 2012