overproof

adjective
over·​proof | \ ˌō-vər-ˈprüf How to pronounce overproof (audio) \

Definition of overproof

: containing more alcohol than proof spirit

Examples of overproof in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another top seller at the hotel, made for two, includes Grand Marnier orange liqueur, clove syrup and overproof whiskey, plus lemon and honey. Kara Newman, WSJ, 4 Feb. 2020 Instead, there’s a bitter wallop of rum, courtesy of Rum-Bar White overproof rum and Clément Agricole. Los Angeles Times, 1 Aug. 2019 Instead, there’s a bitter wallop of rum, courtesy of Rum-Bar White overproof rum and Clément Agricole. Los Angeles Times, 1 Aug. 2019 CH Distillery makes an unaged rum, and Tailwinds Distilling Company in Plainfield has built its brand on Taildragger, a lineup that includes a white rum, an amber rum aged for at least two years, a coffee rum, and an overproof dark rum. Julia Thiel, Chicago Reader, 19 Oct. 2017 Colonial tastes a lot like very old, overproof rum— Christopher Null, WIRED, 8 Apr. 2015

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First Known Use of overproof

1807, in the meaning defined above

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“Overproof.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overproof. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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