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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Look out for tell-tale signs that your eggnog's done cooking. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "How to Make Old-Fashioned Eggnog Your Grandma Would Be Proud Of," 18 Dec. 2018 Just before serving, beat egg whites with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until soft peaks form, 1 to 2 minutes; fold into eggnog. Kate Merker And Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Gingerbread Eggnog," 11 Dec. 2018 When our whimsical protagonist tries to offer her ex a peace offering — a gift of magical colored pencils and an enchanted eggnog — Harvey refuses to accept. Tess Garcia, Teen Vogue, "Kiernan Shipka on Sabrina and Harvey's Fate in "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina"," 16 Dec. 2018 Just imagine it for a moment: the sound of the crackling fire, the sight of snow flurries waltzing behind the window, the taste of warm eggnog, and the coziness of your family sitting beside your twinkling leg lamp. Diana Bruk, Country Living, "You Can Now Stay Overnight in the 'Christmas Story' House," 14 Aug. 2018 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

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circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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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 How to pronounce eggnog (audio) , ˈāg-\

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

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