slivovitz

noun

sliv·​o·​vitz ˈsli-və-ˌvits How to pronounce slivovitz (audio)
ˈslē-,
-ˌwits
: a dry usually colorless plum brandy made especially in the Balkan countries

Examples of slivovitz in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My cousins in Podgorica are definitely drowning their sorrows in slivovitz right about now. Steven F. Shundich, The Enquirer, 1 Mar. 2020

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Word History

Etymology

Serbian & Croatian šljivovica, from šljiva, sliva plum; akin to Russian sliva plum — more at livid

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slivovitz was in 1837

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“Slivovitz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slivovitz. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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