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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 (such 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

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rummest

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

  2. 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


First Known Use: 1752


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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