drinking age

Definition of drinking age

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

Word by Word Definitions

drink play drinking
  1. : swallow, imbibe

  2. : to take in or suck up : absorb

  3. : to take in or receive avidly

  1. : a liquid suitable for swallowing

  2. : alcoholic beverages

  3. : a draft (see 1draft 2b) or portion of liquid

age play
  1. : the time of life at which some particular qualification, power, or capacity arises or rests

  2. : one of the stages of life

  3. : the length of an existence extending from the beginning to any given time

  1. : to become old : show the effects or the characteristics of increasing age

  2. : to acquire a desirable quality (such as mellowness or ripeness) by standing undisturbed for some time

  3. : to cause to become old

  1. : aggregate : collection

  2. : action : process

  3. : cumulative result of


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