malt liquor


Definition of malt liquor

: a fermented liquor (such as beer) made with malt

Examples of malt liquor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nettle tea was ladled from an oil drum and 40s of malt liquor were passed around. Wes Enzinna, Harper's magazine, "Gimme Shelter," 19 Nov. 2019 Of course, the company may be most famous for its original drink formula, whose potent one-two punch combination of caffeine and malt liquor was ultimately banned by the Food and Drug Administration. Washington Post, "Four Loko hard seltzer might taste like cough syrup, but flavor has never been the point," 13 Nov. 2019 High school runs by in a haze of rum and malt liquor: a secret girlfriend, a few car crashes, a few arrests. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, "“Burn the Place” Is a Thrilling, Disquieting Memoir of Addiction and Coming of Age," 15 Oct. 2019 Black audiences who didn’t identify with that target demographic began to distance themselves from malt liquor, and gravitate toward premium spirits. al, "Craft beer, hip hop, and the clout of Nappy Roots," 6 Oct. 2019 Officers found an open can of cold malt liquor on the passenger floorboard. Bruce Geiselman,, "Speeding suspect caught with open container: North Olmsted Police Blotter," 3 Aug. 2019 This was a different era, when the best player in the world could spend the summer matched up against an 18-year-old, malt liquor plugged on the front of his jersey and a girlie mag on the back. Lee Jenkins,, "Summer of Showtime: Why All Eyes Will Be on the Lakers," 17 Apr. 2018 Icing involves hiding a bottle of Smirnoff Ice, a flavored malt liquor, and demanding that the person who discovers it, in this case the deputy director, guzzle it. Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "White House Staffers Reportedly ‘Iced’ Each Other," 30 Mar. 2018 Icing involves hiding a bottle of Smirnoff Ice, a flavored malt liquor, and demanding that the person who discovers it, in this case the deputy director, guzzle it. Author: Robert O'harrow Jr., Shawn Boburg, Anchorage Daily News, "Behind the chaos: Office that vets Trump appointees plagued by inexperience," 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of malt liquor

1693, in the meaning defined above

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1 Dec 2019

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“Malt liquor.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of malt liquor

US : a type of beer that has a high amount of alcohol

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