Definition of glogg
: a hot spiced wine and liquor punch served in Scandinavian countries as a Christmas drink
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Recent Examples of glogg from the Web
To brave this gloomy period, the Norrlanders light a superabundance of candles and keep a saucepan of glogg—mulled wine with nuts and raisins—simmering on their stovetops.
Groggy from reading glogg and pancake recipes, and the accompanying reflections on hugging, sledding and board games by Mr. Wiking and others, I was poised to hygger here at home.
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Did You Know?
Glogg is a holiday favorite in many Scandinavian cultures, where it is commonly served on St. Lucia's Day (December 13) and all around Christmas time. Not surprisingly, the word glogg itself (sometimes written as "glögg") is of Scandinavian origin; it comes from Swedish and derives from the verb glödga, meaning "to burn" or "to mull." But although "glogg" may look like it should rhyme with that other notable holiday beverage-"eggnog"-the two aren't quite a perfect match. The "o" in "glogg" is pronounced like either the "u" in "nut," the "oo" in "foot," or the more foreign-sounding "œ" in "bœuf," the French word for "beef." "Nog," on the other hand, is generally pronounced with the "o" as in "mop"-and thus it rhymes with "grog."
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