tequila

noun
te·​qui·​la | \ tə-ˈkē-lə How to pronounce tequila (audio) , tā-\

Definition of tequila

: a Mexican liquor made chiefly from the fermented sap of the blue agave that has been subjected to two separate distillations

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The restaurant’s full dinner, wine, beer and craft cocktail menus, including tequila and mezcal, will also be available. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: Sunday is Father’s Day. Have you made your dinner reservations yet?," 11 June 2019 In one scene, the three drink tequila and play a truth-or-dare-style game in which the breakup is revisited and remediated. Jason Gay, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jonas Brothers: From Pop Stars to Rock Stars," 6 June 2019 In medium pitcher, combine 3/4 cup tequila and 1/2 cup each fresh lime juice and Cointreau. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Grilled Tequila Steak Tacos," 6 May 2019 Trays of tequila and rosé made their way through the crowd of partygoers, who mingled among friends, catching up on the weekend’s schedule and party plans. Cameron Bird, Vogue, "Denim in the Desert: Levi’s Celebrates Coachella With Hailey Bieber at Its Annual Pool Party," 15 Apr. 2019 Both reportedly threw back a few tequila shots to celebrate their union before Sherman ran to the airport for a job in Miami. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "Every Question You Have About 'Happy!' Star Christopher Meloni’s Wife and Two Kids, Answered," 27 Mar. 2019 An indictment accuses Hunter and his wife of misspending more than $250,000 in campaign funds on everything from tequila shots to airfare for a family pet. Fox News, "Indicted California incumbent steps up attacks on Democrat," 16 Oct. 2018 Two honeymooning couples, one from Tucson, celebrated with tequila shots and dancing but our weeknight trip in April was not a raucous party boat. Dawn Gilbertson, azcentral, "Beyond the beach in Rocky Point, Mexico: 6 things to do in Puerto Penasco," 25 June 2018 Backstage, Perrote ensures everyone has a tequila shot and a beer. Eve Barlow, GQ, "15 Hours With Hinds, Spain's Wildest Rock Band," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of tequila

1849, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tequila

Spanish, from Tequila, town in Jalisco state, Mexico

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tequila

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tequila

: a strong, clear alcoholic drink from Mexico

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