drinking age


: the age at which a person can legally buy and drink alcohol
The drinking age in the U.S. is 21.

Examples of drinking age in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Was the legal drinking age just a suggestion in 2009? Emma Specter, Vogue, 17 Apr. 2024 Since 1984, the nationwide minimum legal drinking age has been 21. Nick Penzenstadler, USA TODAY, 20 Mar. 2024 Often, all guests of legal drinking age in the same stateroom are required to purchase a drink package if any guest in the cabin buys one, including the Cheers! package and Royal Caribbean's Deluxe Beverage Package. Nathan Diller, USA TODAY, 18 Mar. 2024 Please do not share or forward this content with anyone under the legal drinking age. Rolling Stone, 6 Mar. 2024 Drinking in moderation means adults of the legal drinking age limit themselves to two drinks or less in a day for men and one drink or less in a day for women.12 8. Amanda MacMillan, Health, 26 Feb. 2024 That case reached the court after South Dakota refused to change its legal drinking age from 19 to 21. Sonja Anderson, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Dec. 2023 The popular hypothesis is that the youngest generation of legal drinking age consumers simply isn’t drinking as much alcohol as prior generations. Gary Stoller, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 The majority decided the potential loss of highway funds was not unduly coercive, but O’Connor felt the federal government was infringing upon the state’s right to set its own drinking age. Sonja Anderson, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Dec. 2023

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“Drinking age.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drinking%20age. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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