rum

noun
\ˈrəm \

Definition of rum 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

2 : alcoholic liquor the demon rum

rum

adjective
rummer; rummest

Definition of rum (Entry 2 of 2)

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

2 chiefly British : difficult, dangerous

Examples of rum in a Sentence

Noun

a fiery sermon on the evils of demon rum

Adjective

They're a pretty rum lot. she wears staid business suits, but prefers some quite rum knickers underneath
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

One day, the rum could be from the U.S. Virgin Islands and the next, Saint Lucia. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Trader Nick's South Shore Inn in Cudahy doesn't mess around when it comes to rum," 12 July 2018 And what better way to end the day than to visit to the Koloa Rum store and sample their award-winning rum? Doug Hansen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Finding the aloha spirit in three Hawaiian Islands," 3 Apr. 2018 Keep it kid-friendly by stopping there, or add rum to taste for the adults. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Pippa Middleton's Spiced Apple Warmer Cocktail Is Perfect for Fall," 4 Oct. 2016 Without a word, a rum and Coke appeared in front of him. Josh Ocampo, New York Times, "At the Duplex, Nightlife Is a Cabaret," 3 May 2018 The weekend was supposed to be one long bachelorette party, kicked off with dinner and dancing at Cuba Libre, a lively Cuban restaurant and rum bar in downtown Washington. Amy B Wang, Washington Post, "Transgender woman says she was asked for ID to use restroom, then kicked out of D.C. restaurant," 24 June 2018 The ground level has two restaurants: Miss Lily’s 7A, which offers Caribbean food and more than 100 kinds of rum, and Avant Garden, an upscale vegan restaurant. New York Times, "Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions," 5 June 2018 Then make a caramel sauce on the side with a little bit of rum. Leah Rodriguez, The Cut, "Queer Eye’s Antoni Recommends Breaking Up Over a Bowl of Cheese," 6 July 2018 On July 4, 1778, George Washington ordered a double ration of rum for his soldiers. Caroline Simon, USA TODAY, "9 things you didn't know about the Fourth of July," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of rum

Noun

1654, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1752, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for rum

Noun

probably short for obsolete rumbullion rum

Adjective

origin unknown

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rum

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rum

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an alcoholic drink that is made from sugar

rum

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of rum (Entry 2 of 2)

: strange or odd

rum

noun
\ˈrəm \

Kids Definition of rum

: an alcoholic liquor made from sugarcane or molasses

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