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)

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Recent Examples on the Web These classes give you 10 hours of instruction on the essentials of cocktails, with courses on whiskey, gin, vodka, wine and more. Popular Science, "21 for ’21: Deals on classes that can give you new knowledge in the new year," 1 Jan. 2021 In both cases, many of the five-star reviews were obviously for other products—including a bottle of vodka, a bracelet, and a box of Christmas cards. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Amazon still hasn’t fixed its problem with bait-and-switch reviews," 30 Dec. 2020 My New Year's resolution is to be more optimistic by keeping my cup half-full ... With either rum, vodka, or whiskey. Hannah Jeon, Good Housekeeping, "72 Best New Year's Instagram Captions to Help You Ring in 2021 With All the Likes," 15 Dec. 2020 Smiley belongs, like a reverse Pooh Bear, to a land of eternal old age, of dingy flats, warm vodka, and cigarette smoke. Matthew Walther, TheWeek, "The unrivaled John le Carré," 14 Dec. 2020 According to a Cornell University report on the event, the invitees moved through the fraternity house drinking an assortment of alcohol, including tequila, vodka, and a milk and rum concoction. Paul Best, Fox News, "Police close investigation into death of Cornell freshman, found 2 days after fraternity party," 2 Dec. 2020 For two cocktails: Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice, then add 2 ounces vodka or gin, 1 ounce Cointreau or other orange liqueur, and a healthy spoonful of cranberry sauce. Casey Barber, CNN, "You cooked for 20 and fed 6 people. What to do with all of those leftovers," 27 Nov. 2020 Lukashenko also said that vodka, saunas and tending to fields were the best remedy. NBC News, "Trump joins Johnson, Bolsonaro in club of leaders diagnosed with Covid," 2 Oct. 2020 Virgin empire has faced many challenges in its five-decade history, from high-profile legal clashes with British Airways and failed bids to run the U.K. national lottery to abortive forays into vodka, cola and bridal wear. Benjamin Stupples,, "Branson’s Airline Saved as Ruling Caps Race Against Clock," 1 Sep. 2020

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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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18 Jan 2021

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“Vodka.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of vodka

: a strong, clear alcoholic drink that is originally from Russia


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

Kids Definition of vodka

: a colorless alcoholic liquor

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