ou·​zo | \ ˈü-(ˌ)zō How to pronounce ouzo (audio) , -(ˌ)zȯ \

Definition of ouzo

: a colorless anise-flavored unsweetened Greek liqueur

Examples of ouzo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pour the ouzo over the fish, then pack the salt mixture evenly over the bottom, top and sides of the salmon. Kara Elder, Twin Cities, "There’s a world of cured fish beyond lox. Here’s what to try and how to make it.," 9 Aug. 2019 Already, its bar, stocked with choice whiskey, top-shelf liquors and ouzo, the spirit water of Greece. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Ouzo Bay brings seafood thrills to River Oaks," 12 July 2019 The pinch was felt immediately by British holidaymakers who will have suffered sticker shock upon buying an ouzo on the beach. Washington Post, "The pain and gain of Brexit vote: British economy a year on," 23 June 2017

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First Known Use of ouzo

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ouzo

Modern Greek

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“Ouzo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ouzo. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of ouzo

: a strong, clear liquor from Greece

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