egg·​nog ˈeg-ˌnäg How to pronounce eggnog (audio)
: a drink consisting of eggs beaten with sugar, milk or cream, and often alcoholic liquor

Examples of eggnog in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The porcelain set features four dinner plates, salad plates, and mugs, offering a sturdy base for Christmas ham, sugar cookies, and a cool glass of eggnog. Kelsey Mulvey, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Aug. 2023 Flavors: There are around 100 of them, from chocolate marshmallow to coffee almond fudge to blueberry pie, although some (e.g. baklava, eggnog, peach, peppermint stick) are seasonal. Globe Staff,, 9 Aug. 2023 Among the merriment cruisers will find are food stands with eggnog, fruitcake, and gingerbread, and gift markets with local crafts. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 27 July 2023 Pick up a bottle around the holidays and get ready to be enthralled by eggnog once again. Allison Robicelli, Washington Post, 4 May 2023 But our ability to digest rum-spiked eggnog may be due to a massive climate shift that occurred millions of years ago. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, 1 Dec. 2014 But then there's In a Holidaze, a romantic explosion of holiday joy that will have readers drunk on its feel-good vibes quicker than a cup of eggnog. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 5 Nov. 2020 Meanwhile, a pair of Atlanta hotels are all about fire pit access, with Kimpton Overland at the Atlanta airport giving away marshmallow martinis with a seat by the Apron fire pit, and the The Kimpton Sylvan Hotel in the Buckhead neighborhood offering eggnog by the Willow Bar fire pit. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 1 Dec. 2021 Bottles recommends a ratio of 1 part spirit to 5 parts prepared eggnog. Lauren Phillips, Southern Living, 29 June 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eggnog was circa 1775

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“Eggnog.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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egg·​nog -ˌnäg How to pronounce eggnog (audio)
: a drink made of eggs beaten with sugar, milk or cream, and often alcoholic liquor

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