mar·​ga·​ri·​ta ˌmär-gə-ˈrē-tə How to pronounce margarita (audio)
: a cocktail consisting of tequila, lime or lemon juice, and an orange-flavored liqueur

Examples of margarita in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The three-chamber plastic plate held seven hot and crispy nuggets, above-average fries for a kids’ meal, and two orange slices — one of which promptly went into my margarita. Linze Rice, Chicago Tribune, 8 Sep. 2023 Six different kinds of chili, Mad Dog margaritas, and a Guy Clark song to start. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 4 Sep. 2023 Odes to frozen margaritas, Hawaiian shirts and sandy beaches populate his lyrics, which came to embody the easy-going swing of 1970s America. Ellie Harmsworth Bloomberg News (tns), Arkansas Online, 3 Sep. 2023 Jimmy turned us onto Corona beer, tequila, and margaritas. Mitchell Peters, Billboard, 2 Sep. 2023 His followers — bedecked in feathered headdresses, homemade shark-fin hats and grass skirts — arrived early for concerts and tailgated with frozen margaritas and jerk chicken in the parking lots of concert venues. Glenn Rifkin, Washington Post, 2 Sep. 2023 Above them is a single cabinet, also in white, and two walnut shelves that hold margarita glasses and a pitcher as well as other bar glasses. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Aug. 2023 The margaritas are stellar, but so are the cocktails made with unexpected Mexican spirits, like purple corn whiskey. Chelsea Brasted, Southern Living, 23 Aug. 2023 Even more fun than the conventional margarita or sour mix is this collection from Mixly Cocktail Co. Belle Duchene, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History


from the Spanish feminine name Margarita

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of margarita was in 1956

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Cite this Entry

“Margarita.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Mar·​ga·​ri·​ta ˌmär-gä-ˈrē-tä How to pronounce Margarita (audio)
island of northern Venezuela in the Caribbean Sea, chief of the Nue*va Es*par*ta \ ˈnwā-​vä-​e-​ˈspär-​tä How to pronounce Margarita (audio) \ group ; chief town and port Porlamar area 414 square miles (1072 square kilometers)

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