egg·​nog | \ ˈeg-ˌnäg How to pronounce eggnog (audio) , ˈāg- \

Definition of eggnog

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Also remember that raw eggs can be found in seemingly innocuous foods and drinks, too, such as Hollandaise sauce, Caesar dressing, eggnog, raw cookie dough, aioli, meringue, mousse and tiramisu. Rachel Meltzer Warren, New York Times, "The Foods to Avoid When You’re Pregnant," 17 Apr. 2020 Dear Readers: Many of us are now in the recovery mode of the holiday season – after gorging on gingerbread and eggnog and letting the glitter of the season release us from December’s gloom. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Dust off the glitter, and give," 30 Dec. 2019 With two games to go in the Broncos’ season and the possibility of playoffs long vanished, sip some orange eggnog and contemplate the team’s three best surprises and three biggest disappointments of 2019. Joe Nguyen, The Denver Post, "Broncos Insider: The team’s best surprise players and biggest disappointments of 2019," 18 Dec. 2019 For most of us, party season means a few amusing holiday get-togethers with eggnog and the like. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Last Week, Stars Went for Corsetry and Confidence," 16 Dec. 2019 Every present is wrapped, the Bing Crosby is playing, the kids are bubbling over with excitement, your mug is fragrant with eggnog. Kaitlin Menza, House Beautiful, "Is That a Praying Mantis Egg Sac Hanging Off Your Christmas Tree?," 12 Dec. 2019 For instance, set up a bar cart and use vintage glassware for a festive cranberry cocktail or a cozy mugs to go with spiked (or non-spiked) eggnog. Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson, Good Housekeeping, "How to Decorate Your Home for Every Type of Holiday Gathering," 1 Nov. 2019 What better way to end your Thanksgiving dinner than with a taste of pumpkin and eggnog. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "The 23 Best Cupcakes To Make for Thanksgiving," 9 Aug. 2017 But don't expect the Cardinals to spend the break drinking eggnog and singing Christmas carols. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, "This week is a quick break, but don't expect Louisville to stay off the court for too long," 20 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of eggnog

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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“Eggnog.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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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


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

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