rum

noun
\ ˈrəm How to pronounce rum (audio) \

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

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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

Order the local rum drinks, like the Goombay Smash. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How to Vacation Like the Royal Family in the Bahamas," 30 Aug. 2018 Stir in light rum and let sit at least 1 hour or overnight. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Sparkling Wine Mojito Punch," 26 Nov. 2018 In April, rum giant Bacardi completed its acquisition of Patrón tequila in what was among the largest liquor deals in recent years. Kirsten Korosec, Fortune, "Tequila Is Becoming More Than Just a Special Cinco de Mayo Drink," 4 May 2018 Frozen rum cocktails, Latin comfort foods and an expansive patio (with a signature mural honoring Hartford historical figures as a backdrop) make Chango Rosa an ideal warm-weather destination. Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, "Five Places (Plus) To Grab Drink On The Patio In Greater Hartford," 2 May 2018 Signature drink: The frozen Mardi Gras mixes rum with mango and guava. Allen Pierleoni, sacbee, "Where to go for fun and food along Sacramento's Garden Highway," 18 May 2018 In Lacassine, along I-10 about 20 miles east of central Lake Charles, this expanding distillery makes hand-crafted, copper-pot-distilled rum from locally grown, unrefined sugarcane and molasses. Jody Schmal, Houston Chronicle, "Where to stay and play in Lake Charles," 10 May 2018 With a collection of every single rum made in Colombia, and premium knowledge on pairings—particularly chocolate pairings—you’re in for your own drunken history lesson with every visit. Alexander-julian Gibbson, GQ, "You Could Use a Style Upgrade," 7 Mar. 2018 Consider this particular recipe for hot buttered rum a cure for frozen toes. David Wondrich, Esquire, "How to Make Hot Buttered Rum," 19 Jan. 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)

British, old-fashioned + informal : strange or odd

rum

noun
\ ˈrəm How to pronounce rum (audio) \

Kids Definition of rum

: an alcoholic liquor made from sugarcane or molasses

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