slivovitz

noun
sliv·​o·​vitz | \ ˈsli-və-ˌvits How to pronounce slivovitz (audio) , ˈslē-, -ˌwits\

Definition of slivovitz

: a dry usually colorless plum brandy made especially in the Balkan countries

First Known Use of slivovitz

1837, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for slivovitz

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about slivovitz

Dictionary Entries near slivovitz

sliver

sliver lap

sliver lapper

slivovitz

slivver

sloak

Sloan

Statistics for slivovitz

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for slivovitz

The first known use of slivovitz was in 1837

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on slivovitz

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with slivovitz

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about slivovitz

Comments on slivovitz

What made you want to look up slivovitz? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

formidable, illustrious, or eminent

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!