from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various tall mixed drinks usually made with rum.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Various kinds of alcoholic drinks.
- v. To stir or mix.
- v. To permute bits.
- v. To convert portable symbols or positions to memory-dependent pointers during deserialization.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To drink; to swill.
- n. Ale and beer mixed; also, drink generally.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To drink habitually and to excess; swill.
- n. One of various differently compounded drinks.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various tall frothy mixed drinks made usually of rum and lime juice and sugar shaken with ice
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Unknown etymology, 1813. Original sense “alcoholic drink”, possibly a variant of switchel ("a drink of molasses and water, often mixed with rum"), attested 1790, itself of uncertain origin. Possibly influenced by fizz. (Wiktionary)