American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An alcoholic liquor, especially rum diluted with water.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Originally, a mixture of spirit and water served out to sailors, called, according to the proportion of water, two-water grog, three-water grog, etc.
- n. Hence Strong drink of any sort: used, like rum, as a general term and in reprobation. Compare groggery.
- n. See the extract.
- To make into grog by mixing with water, as spirits.
- To extract grog from, as the wood of an empty spiritcask, by pouring hot water into it.
- n. an alcoholic beverage made with rum and water, especially that once issued to sailors of the Royal Navy.
- n. Any alcoholic beverage.
- n. A type of pre-fired clay that has been ground and screened to a specific particle size, also called firesand.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A mixture of spirit and water not sweetened; hence, any intoxicating liquor.
- n. rum cut with water
- An allusion to Admiral Edward Vernon (nicknamed "Old Grog" after the grogram coat he habitually wore), who in 1740 ordered his sailors' rum to be watered down. Also claimed is: From Catalan, groc (yellow), the colour of the low-quality alcohol. (Wiktionary)
- After Old Grog, nickname of Edward Vernon (1684-1757), British admiral who ordered that diluted rum be served to his sailors, from grogram (from his habit of wearing a grogram cloak). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“One glass of what you call the grog; and then we will play a pleasant game with those”
“Even the females, it would appear, have some of them of late years learned the habit of drinking grog from the English sailors; and Captain Dillon gives an account of a priestess, who visited him on board the "Besearch," and who, having among several other somewhat indecorous requests, demanded a tumbler of rum, quaffed off the whole at a draught as soon as it was set before her.”
“Mr Collie said that Groggle was simply a play on the word grog, Australian slang for alcohol, and he had decided on the name after discovering that grogger. com was taken.”
“Consequently, the diluted rum drink that he created became known as grog, and sailors who drank too much of it were said to feel”
“One glass of what you call the grog; and then we will play a pleasant game with those Englishmen!””
“Founder Cameron Collie told ZDNet Australia the site was designed to help users find the cheapest price of alcohol - or "grog" - in their suburb.”
“Their principal drink is punch, or grog, which is composed of rum well diluted with water.”
“I reckon that's what they shook hands on with the Union chaps, and that the natural consequences of absorbing your grog will be another woolshed or two burned down before long.”
“With this, they soon made their way to one of those moral sinks, called a grog-shop, which English civilization is always ready to plant, as its first, most familiar, and most imposing standard, among the hills and forests of the savage.”
“The honest admiral having tasted our grog, which is a mixture of brandy and water, desired to taste of the brandy itself, which he called _e vai no Bretannee_, British water, and drank off a small glass full, without making a wry face.”
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