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keg

noun \ ˈkeg , dialectal ˈkag , ˈkāg \
|Updated on: 23 Jun 2018

Definition of keg

1 : a small cask or barrel having a capacity of 30 gallons or less
2 : the contents of a keg

Examples of keg in a Sentence

  1. They drank an entire keg of beer.

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Origin and Etymology of keg

Middle English kag, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse kaggi keg

keg Synonyms

Related Words

scuttlebutt;

cistern, tub, vat;

can, drum;


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keg

verb

Definition of keg

: to store (something, such as beer) in a keg
  • This led us to purchase larger brewing equipment and begin bottling and kegging our beer for distribution in the Tokyo market.
  • —Bryan Baird

kegged

adjective
    • He'll also have kegged root beer and perhaps locally made sodas on hand.
    • Eater.com

First Known Use of keg

1837

in the meaning defined above

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KEG Defined for Kids

keg

noun \ ˈkeg \

Definition of keg for Students

1 : a small barrel holding 30 gallons (about 114 liters)
2 : the contents of a keg
  • a keg of root beer


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