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rum

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noun \ˈrəm\

Definition of rum

  1. 1 :  an alcoholic beverage distilled from a fermented cane product (as molasses)

  2. 2 :  alcoholic liquor <the demon rum>

Examples of rum in a sentence

  1. <a fiery sermon on the evils of demon rum>

Origin and Etymology of rum

probably short for obsolete rumbullion rum


First Known Use: 1654


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rum

adjective

Definition of rum

rummer

rummest

  1. 1 chiefly British :  queer, odd <writing is a rum trade — Angela Thirkell>

  2. 2 chiefly British :  difficult, dangerous


RUM Defined for English Language Learners

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rum

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noun \ˈrəm\

Definition of rum for English Language Learners

  • : an alcoholic drink that is made from sugar


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rum

adjective

Definition of rum for English Language Learners

  • : strange or odd


RUM Defined for Kids

rum

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noun \ˈrəm\

Definition of rum for Students

  1. :  an alcoholic liquor made from sugarcane or molasses



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