alexander

noun

al·​ex·​an·​der ˌa-lig-ˈzan-dər How to pronounce alexander (audio)
ˌe-
often capitalized
: an iced cocktail made from crème de cacao, sweet cream, and gin or brandy

Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alexander was in 1918

Dictionary Entries Near alexander

alewife

alexander

Alexander

Cite this Entry

“Alexander.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alexander. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Biographical Definition

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biographical name (1)

Al·​ex·​an·​der ˌa-lig-ˈzan-dər How to pronounce Alexander (audio)
ˌe-
name of 8 popes: especially VI (Rodrigo Borgia) 1431–1503 (pope 1492–1503)

Alexander

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biographical name (2)

variants or Alexander III of Macedon
356–323 b.c. the Great king (336–323)

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biographical name (3)

variants Russian Aleksandr
name of 3 emperors of Russia: I 1777–1825 (reigned 1801–25); II 1818–1881 (reigned 1855–81); III 1845–1894 (reigned 1881–94)

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biographical name (4)

variants Serbian Aleksandar Obrenović
1876–1903 king of Serbia (1889–1903)

Alexander

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biographical name (5)

variants or Alexander I
1888–1934 king of Yugoslavia (1929–34)

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biographical name (6)

Harold Rupert Leofric George 1891–1969 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis British field marshal; governor-general of Canada (1946–52)

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