raki

noun
ra·​ki | \ rə-ˈkē How to pronounce raki (audio) ; ˈra-kē, ˈrä-\

Definition of raki

: a Turkish liqueur flavored with aniseed

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At a clutch of tavernas on the waterfront, locals nibble freshly caught shrimp and anchovies with a shot of raki in the Corinthian Gulf’s briny air. Liz Alderman, New York Times, "Voyage to the Center of the World," 9 July 2019 Raki and Şalgam Suyu: Spotted at ala Turca in Hollywood, Florida What uzo is to the Greeks, raki is to the Turkish. Nikita Richardson, Bon Appetit, "The New Picklebacks: 7 Shot Combos That Go Beyond the Brine," 28 Apr. 2017 Raki and Şalgam Suyu: Spotted at ala Turca in Hollywood, Florida What uzo is to the Greeks, raki is to the Turkish. Nikita Richardson, Bon Appetit, "The New Picklebacks: 7 Shot Combos That Go Beyond the Brine," 28 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of raki

circa 1613, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for raki

Turkish, from Arabic 'araqī, literally, of liquor, from 'araq liquor, arrack

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