Definition of grog
1 : alcoholic liquor; especially : liquor (as rum) cut with water and now often served hot with lemon juice and sugar sometimes added
2 : refractory materials (as crushed pottery and firebricks) used in the manufacture of refractory products (as crucibles) to reduce shrinkage in drying and firing
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Examples of grog in a sentence
sailors clamoring for more grog
Did You Know?
Eighteenth-century English admiral Edward Vernon reputedly earned the nickname "Old Grog" because he often wore a cloak made from grogram (a coarse, loosely woven fabric made of silk or silk blended with mohair or wool). In Old Grog's day, sailors in the Royal Navy were customarily given a daily ration of rum, but in 1740 the admiral, concerned about the health of his men, ordered that the rum should be diluted with water. The decision wasn't very popular with the sailors, who supposedly dubbed the mixture "grog" after Vernon. Today, "grog" can be used as a general term for any liquor, even undiluted, and someone who acts drunk or shaky can be called "groggy."
Origin and Etymology of grog
Old Grog, nickname of Edward Vernon †1757 English admiral responsible for diluting the sailors' rum
First Known Use: 1756
GROG Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of grog for English Language Learners
: an alcoholic drink containing liquor (such as rum) mixed with water
: any alcoholic drink (such as beer)
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