Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sweet or dry fortified wine flavored with aromatic herbs and used chiefly in mixed drinks.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A dry, or sweet apéritif wine flavored with aromatic herbs, and often used in mixed drinks.
  • n. An aperitif wine that matches the general description of vermouth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of several white wines flavored with aromatic herbs; used as aperitifs or in mixed drinks

Etymologies

French vermout, from German Wermut, from Middle High German wermuot, wormwood, from Old High German wermuota.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French vermout, from German Wermut ("wormwood"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • By fknvty, December 17, 2009 @ 9: 09 pm sweet vermouth is primarily for biker widgies and surf moles. perhaps the odd bottle of blackberry nip if you can’t find the g spot. bobby my dear boy, you really are pushin’ the proverbial olive here, like vodka on anyones shelf is just so … .. absolut neutral ethyl alcohol. like, no fuckin’ taste of bobspeak.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Open for business. The new renovated Ladies Lounge.

  • No one has traced the evolution from beer out of cans to pink ladies and even excuse-the-expression vermouth and soda.

    Arcana Magi - c.1: Oryn Zentharis, Seeker of the Truth

  • So dry, in fact, that he tells the bartender to merely whisper the word "vermouth" over the glass.

    Tony Sachs: Vermouth: Not the Devil's Juice

  • **I assume "vermouth" was chosen in order to rhyme with "truth," two lines earlier, but I couldn't resist writing in the margin, "it would take a whole lot of vermouth to get drunk on!"

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • I was never a big fan of gin, but somehow I thought the combination of gin and a mysterious ingredient called "vermouth" would take the edge off the taste.

    Martinis for Dummies

  • "vermouth" of the Italian before the evening meal.

    Doctor Claudius, A True Story

  • Christian Schoppe/photoselection Daniel Brühl When Daniel Brühl isn't sipping vermouth with friends at a bar in Barcelona's El Raval neighborhood after an evening run, the 32-year-old actor spends the weekend cooking for friends.

    Daniel Brühl Cooks Up an Ideal Weekend

  • We're witnessing a scene of sexual exploitation in which Jean (Siân Brooke) is treated as a mere convenience by the swaggering Roy (Daniel Coonan), who dresses, smokes, drinks a beer and leaves the taciturn Jean to her lonely swig of neat vermouth (the drink she alternates with gin).

    The Agony and the Ecstasy of Turbulent Family Life

  • Then I'll drive home and there's a tradition here of drinking vermouth, so I'll hang out with friends in a bar—often Boadas in El Raval—and drink vermouth.

    Daniel Brühl Cooks Up an Ideal Weekend

  • Next, up was the Frangelico Supreme—made with 1¼ ounce Frangelico, and identical amounts of Flor de Cana 7 year Grand Reserve Rum, and sweet vermouth, poured over rocks.

    The Tipple With Truffles

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