strong drink


: intoxicating liquor

Examples of strong drink in a Sentence

he's been known to partake of strong drink now and then
Recent Examples on the Web What better way to bond than over a strong drink? Cameron Jenkins, Good Housekeeping, 26 Aug. 2022 There's nothing so cozy as a comfortable chair, a strong drink, and a view of people cavorting in subzero temperatures—although cozy is an odd word to describe a 610-room hotel built more than a century ago in the style of a Renaissance French château. Nina Caplan, Travel + Leisure, 13 Feb. 2022 For those who like a strong drink, this sipper is made with vanilla vodka, Borghetti liqueur, brandy and nitro cold brew. Alexandra Hardle, The Arizona Republic, 17 Feb. 2023 Sparkling rosé makes a bright, bubbly mix for homemade raspberry lemonade in this not-too-strong drink. Christopher Michel, Country Living, 12 Jan. 2023 The classic mint julep is a strong drink, which mellows with time. Washington Post, 2 May 2022 At Huber’s, this is an incredibly strong drink, but still a delicious one. Jason O'Bryan, Robb Report, 13 Jan. 2022 Like most of us, Roach, Orji, and Ellis are embracing this unusual holiday season with the help of a strong drink. Annie Goldsmith, Town & Country, 18 Dec. 2020 Churchill, who came to the pinnacle on May 10, 1940, was widely regarded as unstable, melodramatic and overly fond of strong drink. Jon Meacham, New York Times, 24 Mar. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of strong drink was in the 14th century

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“Strong drink.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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