grog

noun
\ ˈgräg How to pronounce grog (audio) \

Definition of grog

1 : alcoholic liquor especially : liquor (such as rum) cut with water and now often served hot with lemon juice and sugar sometimes added
2 : refractory materials (such as crushed pottery and firebricks) used in the manufacture of refractory products (such as crucibles) to reduce shrinkage in drying and firing

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Synonyms & Antonyms for grog

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  • nonintoxicant
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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."

Examples of grog in a Sentence

sailors clamoring for more grog
Recent Examples on the Web Imbibing is not as easy as visiting a bar, however: The tradition of kava and grog involves ceremony and storytelling, and a few hours of making new friends. Valerie Marino, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Islands in the World: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards," 7 Oct. 2019 The products have become so popular that grog makers like Blinking Owl, Portuguese Bend Distilling, and R6 have shifted their business model to make hand sanitizer, both for consumers and for essential businesses. Krista Simmons, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Support Los Angeles Small Businesses During COVID-19," 7 Apr. 2020 Imbibing is not as easy as visiting a bar, however: The tradition of kava and grog involves ceremony and storytelling, and a few hours of making new friends. Valerie Marino, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Islands in the World: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards," 7 Oct. 2019 Imbibing is not as easy as visiting a bar, however: The tradition of kava and grog involves ceremony and storytelling, and a few hours of making new friends. Valerie Marino, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Islands in the World: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards," 7 Oct. 2019 Imbibing is not as easy as visiting a bar, however: The tradition of kava and grog involves ceremony and storytelling, and a few hours of making new friends. Valerie Marino, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Islands in the World: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards," 7 Oct. 2019 Imbibing is not as easy as visiting a bar, however: The tradition of kava and grog involves ceremony and storytelling, and a few hours of making new friends. Valerie Marino, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Islands in the World: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards," 7 Oct. 2019 There is no truth to the rumor that Memorial Stadium’s practice facilities are so old, the vending machines still sell mutton and grog. Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "Big Game jokes: The best — and worst — of Cal, Stanford humor," 22 Nov. 2019 Imbibing is not as easy as visiting a bar, however: The tradition of kava and grog involves ceremony and storytelling, and a few hours of making new friends. Valerie Marino, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Islands in the World: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards," 7 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of grog

1756, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for grog

Old Grog, nickname of Edward Vernon †1757 English admiral responsible for diluting the sailors' rum

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“Grog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grog. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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grog

noun
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English Language Learners Definition of grog

: an alcoholic drink containing liquor (such as rum) mixed with water
chiefly Australia and New Zealand, informal : any alcoholic drink (such as beer)

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