drink hail

noun

Definition of drink hail

obsolete
: an early English bidding to drink to good health or good luck made in reply to a pledge of wassail

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History and Etymology for drink hail

Middle English drinkhayl, from drink (imperative singular of drinken to drink) + hayl healthy, being in good health, from Old Norse heill healthy

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“Drink hail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drink%20hail. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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