vinegar

noun
vin·​e·​gar | \ ˈvi-ni-gər How to pronounce vinegar (audio) \

Definition of vinegar

1 : a sour liquid obtained by fermentation of dilute alcoholic liquids and used as a condiment or preservative
2 : ill humor : sourness
3 : vim

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Examples of vinegar in a Sentence

glad to see his old friend was still full of vinegar after so many years

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If your grill has stainless steel exterior surfaces, a good stainless steel cleaner (or vinegar) imparts an extra shine. Joe Lindsey, Popular Mechanics, "How to Clean Your BBQ Grill," 14 May 2019 Save Salvo Patria for dinner; expect decadent dishes like smoked trout yucca croquettes and pork ribs marinated in coffee cherry cascara vinegar. Michaela Trimble, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to Chapinero Alto, the Williamsburg of Bogotá," 12 Apr. 2019 Of course, vinegar may not work for everyone especially people with cystic acne. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Marsai Martin Says "White Vinegar" Is Her Go-To Acne Treatment," 21 Mar. 2019 Second: Combine 1 quart water and 2 tablespoons white vinegar in a medium pot. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How to Make Your Own Natural Easter Egg Dyes with Everyday Ingredients," 7 Mar. 2019 This not only makes your dishwasher more efficient, but also prevents damage. Pour a cup of white vinegar in a dishwasher-safe container, and then place it on the upper rack of your empty dishwasher. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "You Should Be Cleaning Your Dishwasher Once a Month—Here's How," 15 Feb. 2019 Create a mixture of 1/3 cup baking soda and 1/3 cup white vinegar in a measuring cup. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Woman's Day, "The Best Way to Unclog a Drain," 29 Mar. 2017 Keep the eggs in the vinegar for at least 20 minutes, but keep in mind that the longer the eggs steep, the more brittle the shell will become. Country Living, "How to Make Shaving Cream Easter Eggs for Your Most Colorful Holiday Yet," 15 Mar. 2019 Stir in vinegar, red pepper flakes, ½ cup water, and 1 Tbsp oil. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Swiss Chard and Beets," 7 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of vinegar

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for vinegar

Middle English vinegre, from Anglo-French vin egre, from vin wine (from Latin vinum) + egre keen, sour — more at eager

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The first known use of vinegar was in the 13th century

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vinegar

noun

English Language Learners Definition of vinegar

: a sour liquid that is used to flavor or preserve foods or to clean things

vinegar

noun
vin·​e·​gar | \ ˈvi-ni-gər How to pronounce vinegar (audio) \

Kids Definition of vinegar

: a sour liquid made from cider, wine, or malt and used to flavor or preserve foods

vinegar

noun
vin·​e·​gar | \ ˈvin-i-gər How to pronounce vinegar (audio) \

Medical Definition of vinegar

1 : a sour liquid used as a condiment or a preservative that is obtained by acetic fermentation of dilute alcoholic liquids (as fermented cider, malt beer, or wine) or of dilute distilled alcohol
2 : a pharmaceutical solution of the active principles of drugs in dilute acetic acid usually prepared by maceration aromatic vinegar

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