egg·​nog | \ˈeg-ˌnäg, ˈāg-\

Definition of eggnog 

: a drink consisting of eggs beaten with sugar, milk or cream, and often alcoholic liquor

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Cases are no longer mainly tied to foods made with raw eggs (like homemade mayonnaise and eggnog) or undercooked meat and poultry. New York Times, "How to Minimize the Risk of Food Poisoning," 28 May 2018 Egg yolks left over from making the meringues for the Eton mess mean custard or eggnog or, in this case, ice cream. Jeanmarie Brownson,, "When Eton mess gives you extra yolks, whip them up into ice cream," 10 July 2018 Get Down with the Locals for a Caribbean Christmas Picture yourself swapping your mittens for sunscreen, snow galoshes for a floppy hat and eggnog for beachside tropical cocktails. Princess Cruises, Bon Appetit, "Set Sail for Adventure This Holiday Season," 2 July 2018 Break out the eggnog, because Christmas is here early this year. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "A New Trailer for 'The Grinch' Is Here and It Needs to Be Christmas Now," 15 June 2018 Coffee and eggnog are made available at some points, allegedly, however they were not offered during my visit. Kelly Conaboy, Bon Appetit, "One Woman’s Search for Meaning Inside The Egg House, a Pop-Up “Experience”," 10 Apr. 2018 Avoid feeding gingerbread cookies, eggnog and other nutmeg-laced products to your canine friend. E.a. Anne, Woman's Day, "10 Common Foods That Are Extremely Toxic to Dogs," 13 Feb. 2016 Heritage Builders, a custom homebuilder, moved in more than a year ago when Homsense was still building out the space and removing pallets of eggnog and other remnants of Double 8. James Briggs, Indianapolis Star, "Briggs: This Broad Ripple warehouse could help fix the hellscape of home service contractors," 6 Apr. 2018 Seasonal flavors have included peppermint, pumpkin, caramel apple pie and eggnog. Mary Colurso |,, "14 great places to get ice cream in Alabama this winter (and why you should)," 30 Jan. 2018

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circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eggnog was circa 1775

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English Language Learners Definition of eggnog

: a drink made of eggs beaten with sugar, milk or cream, and often alcoholic liquor


egg·​nog | \ˈeg-ˌnäg, ˈāg-\

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: a drink made of eggs beaten with sugar, milk or cream, and often alcoholic liquor

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