growler

noun
growl·​er | \ˈgrau̇-lər \

Definition of growler 

1 : one that growls

2 : a container (such as a can or pitcher) for beer bought by the measure

3 : a small iceberg

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These Naughty and Nice growlers will probably make your list, too. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "Christmas Has Arrived At Target And Yep, It’s Magical," 30 Oct. 2018 Samples, growlers, pints, snifters and goblets are offered, based on beer styles. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Fat Head's Brewery's Canton operation chugging along smoothly," 11 May 2018 Come with friends on Thursday nights for trivia, chow down on tacos (fish, avocado, pork belly), and don't leave without grabbing a couple of growlers to go. Kristin Luna, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips from Nashville," 4 Mar. 2018 Coffee flasks, wine bottles, growlers, and tumblers...there's a Hydro Flask for everyone in your life. The Editors, Outside Online, "What Our Readers Are Buying at REI's Sale," 23 May 2018 The tasting room in an old warehouse space began with just filling growlers and Hot Pockets on the menu. Sarah Bahr, Indianapolis Star, "Ultimate Indiana bucket list: 50+ things to do in Indianapolis and around the state," 11 July 2018 From March 1-18, patrons can purchase individualized taps, mugs, growlers and kegs to paper the walls of the draft beer bar. Carol Kovach, cleveland.com, "Buckeye Beer Engine anniversary aids Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corp.: A Place in the Sun," 26 Feb. 2018 Sample the boozy beverage, or grab a growler to go at the brewery's small, northwest suburban taproom (closed Mondays). Lori Rackl, chicagotribune.com, "Bicentennial bucket list: 20 essential Illinois drinks," 29 June 2018 Visit all 11 stops to receive a HowardOnTap growler. Valerie Bonk, Howard County Times, "10 ways to beat the heat in Howard County this summer," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of growler

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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