mar·​ga·​ri·​ta | \ ˌmär-gə-ˈrē-tə How to pronounce margarita (audio) \

Definition of margarita

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a cocktail consisting of tequila, lime or lemon juice, and an orange-flavored liqueur


geographical name
Mar·​ga·​ri·​ta | \ ˌmär-gä-ˈrē-tä How to pronounce Margarita (audio) \

Definition of Margarita (Entry 2 of 2)

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)

Examples of margarita in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Teepee Attack When Jenner is in margarita mode, ideas for pranks just flow through her like water (or … tequila). Diane J. Cho,, "The Top 5 Greatest Kris Jenner Pranks of All Time," 5 Nov. 2019 Shooting lanes from 40, 50, and 60 feet in today’s NHL close up faster than beachside margarita bars as the sun sets on Labor Day., "You're using a browser set to private or incognito mode.," 6 Oct. 2019 At the end of the midway, festival goers can find a tent serving up hurricanes, daiquiris, and margaritas -- all in collectible drink ware. al, "Alabama Fair Food: Pickle Pizza, Gator on a Stick and Fried Snickers in Birmingham," 20 Sep. 2019 Cointreau, the French orange liqueur that's become a margarita-making must-have, partnered with made-for-summer handbag brand Poolside to create a bag that fits the bill perfectly. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "Why Bother with Picnic Baskets When You Can Have a Margarita Tote?," 16 Apr. 2019 Draft and bottles beers are $1, select wines by the glass as $5 and the house margarita is $5. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "13 places for happy hour in Tempe," 13 Sep. 2019 Berman gave it this chorus: We’re just drinking margaritas at the mall This happy hour’s got us by the balls Magenta, orange, acid green Peacock blue and burgundy Berman sang with a chatty, knowing baritone. Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker, "The Perfect Little Lines of David Berman," 10 Aug. 2019 Chipotle offers margaritas and beer at many of its locations. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "How about some wine with that fast-casual burger?," 23 Aug. 2019 The menu includes seven flavors of margaritas and the restaurant hosts live music on Friday nights. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "We went to every single bar on Mill Avenue in Tempe. Here's your guide," 16 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of margarita


1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for margarita


from the Spanish feminine name Margarita

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The first known use of margarita was in 1956

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