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rum

noun \ ˈrəm \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of rum

1 :an alcoholic beverage distilled from a fermented cane product (such as molasses)
2 :alcoholic liquor
  • the demon rum

Examples of rum in a Sentence

  1. a fiery sermon on the evils of demon rum

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Origin and Etymology of rum

probably short for obsolete rumbullion rum


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rum

adjective

Definition of rum

rummer; rummest
1 chiefly British :queer, odd
  • writing is a rum trade
  • —Angela Thirkell
2 chiefly British :difficult, dangerous

Examples of rum in a Sentence

  1. They're a pretty rum lot.

  2. she wears staid business suits, but prefers some quite rum knickers underneath

Origin and Etymology of rum

origin unknown


RUM Defined for English Language Learners

rum

noun

Definition of rum for English Language Learners

  • : an alcoholic drink that is made from sugar


rum

adjective

Definition of rum for English Language Learners

  • : strange or odd


RUM Defined for Kids

rum

noun \ ˈrəm \

Definition of rum for Students

:an alcoholic liquor made from sugarcane or molasses


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