vod·​ka ˈväd-kə How to pronounce vodka (audio)
: a colorless liquor of neutral spirits distilled from a mash (as of rye or wheat)

Examples of vodka in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Coming behind only vodka in variety, the spirit's recent commercial releases include gin made from peas—the byproduct of which can be used as animal feed, resulting in a spirit with a negative carbon footprint. Eve Thomas, WIRED, 3 Apr. 2024 In the restaurant’s gilded ice-cream parlor, diners availed themselves of eleven flavors, along with Irish coffee and lemon ice doused in vodka. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, 1 Apr. 2024 Raspberries, raspberry lemonade, beer, and vodka mix into a light, fruity, and fizzy punch. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 28 Mar. 2024 Combining whiskey and raspberry vodka brings a distinctive twist to the sour profile. Stephanie Gravalese, Forbes, 26 Mar. 2024 The entrepreneur and reality television star, 26, stepped out in L.A. to celebrate her new vodka soda brand, Sprinter, with a launch event. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 22 Mar. 2024 After dinner, the Chinggis Khan vodka came out, followed by the tovshuur, a two-stringed Mongolian lute. Stanley Stewart, Condé Nast Traveler, 22 Mar. 2024 Case in point: While promoting her latest venture, a line of vodka seltzers called Sprinter, the 26-year-old stepped out in a skintight Ferragamo micro-minidress with a wide belt resting on her hips. Sam Reed, Glamour, 22 Mar. 2024 Pepperoni is a classic choice, or opt for the pimento grove, a vodka sauced pizza topped with olives, ‘nduja and cheese. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, 12 Mar. 2024

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Word History


Russian, from voda water; akin to Old English wæter water

First Known Use

circa 1803, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vodka was circa 1803

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“Vodka.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


vod·​ka ˈväd-kə How to pronounce vodka (audio)
: a colorless alcoholic liquor

Russian, literally, "little water," from voda "water"

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