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
rummer; rummest

Definition of rum (Entry 2 of 2)

1 British, informal + somewhat old-fashioned : strange, odd Now writing is rum trade and eyes are rum things, and what is all right one day is all wrong the next.— Angela Thirkell
2 British, informal + somewhat old-fashioned : 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 Ferguson reported that both drank rum at the bar, which is famous for its generous pours. Gregory Pratt, chicagotribune.com, "Lightfoot says interview with city’s inspector general focused on former Chicago police superintendent’s actions," 9 Sep. 2020 An arriving officer located the shoplifter, who was attempting to steal two bottles of rum. John Benson, cleveland, "Denied donation, panhandler keys Parma woman’s vehicle: Brooklyn Police Blotter," 9 Sep. 2020 In 2015, the Capella Singapore resort introduced its own rum. Shana Clarke, Fortune, "Luxury hotels are wooing guests with exclusive wines and spirits," 5 Sep. 2020 Club Soda Lounge, a speakeasy-style lounge serving custom cocktails and spirits from Shady Distillery, which will eventually craft rum, vodka, whiskey and bourbon in a building next door. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, "Sistrunk Marketplace, Fort Lauderdale’s first food hall, opens next week. Here’s your first look | PHOTOS," 22 Aug. 2020 Wines include a Rock River White and Rock River Red and the Jeffersonian, a Cabernet aged in rum barrels. Barry Adams, Star Tribune, "New wineries tout views, alter business plans amid pandemic," 8 Aug. 2020 It's made with dark Hamilton demerara rum and pineapple soft serve. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, "Say hello to Lylo, Phoenix's new poolside bar from the mastermind behind Bitter & Twisted," 2 Sep. 2020 Or come afternoon, enjoy it with a little rum or coffee liqueur. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Horchata so good, you won’t even know it’s vegan," 26 Aug. 2020 The Gigawatt Shot is blue Curacao with tequila and Malibu rum. Jeremy Hallock, Dallas News, "Great Scott! Fort Worth has a new ‘Back to the Future’ themed bar," 21 Aug. 2020

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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

of uncertain origin

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17 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Rum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rum. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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More Definitions for rum

rum

noun
How to pronounce rum (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of rum

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an alcoholic drink that is made from sugar

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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