vod·​ka | \ ˈväd-kə How to pronounce vodka (audio) \

Definition of vodka

: 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 Try the buzzy Music Lesson, based on the 17th painting by Vermeer housed in Buckingham Palace’s Picture Gallery and crafted with vanilla vodka, cacao and orange curaçao, hazelnut, coffee. Nicole Trilivas, Forbes, 3 May 2022 Socks were draped over pipes, playing cards lay on tables, and a shocking number of empty vodka, wine, and whiskey bottles were scattered everywhere. Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker, 2 May 2022 Woke Punch with vodka, housemade lemonade, strawberry puree and serrano peppers. Robin Soslow, Chron, 25 Apr. 2022 Stadium drink offerings include a wide range of local craft beers, plus mixed drinks such as the Magic Dragon, a fizzy twist on a spicy margarita, made with strawberry-lemon syrup, Dread River vodka, fresh jalapeno and honey vinegar. al, 16 Apr. 2022 The United States even banned the import of Russian items such as vodka, diamonds and seafood. CNN, 14 Apr. 2022 Cocktails stay in the bunny spirit: Our Peeps (marshmallow vodka, cream, simple syrup and a Peep) and The Hopper (pomegranate juice and Champagne) will be served. cleveland, 9 Apr. 2022 The menu explains the drink is made with top-shelf long island ice tea ingredients, which include vodka, rum, gin and tequila along with Portland Syrups ginger and Lambrusco. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 7 Apr. 2022 But before the war, the deli carried some Russian products as well, such as vodka, champagne and mayonnaise. Talia Soglin,, 22 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of vodka

circa 1803, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vodka

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

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The first known use of vodka was circa 1803

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6 May 2022

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“Vodka.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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vod·​ka | \ ˈväd-kə How to pronounce vodka (audio) \

Kids Definition of vodka

: a colorless alcoholic liquor


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