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- proper n. a personification of alcoholic drink, particularly beer and whisky.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a humorous personification of barley as the source of malt liquor or whisky.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See barleycorn.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
John (commonly used to personify a concept) + barleycorn; barley is used to produce malt the source of most British alcoholic drink. (Wiktionary)