Definitions

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  • n. A person who seldom or never speaks; a taciturn or unresponsive individual.
  • n. A machine, device, etc. which operates without making noticeable sound.
  • n. A mixed alcoholic beverage, usually containing vodka, a cola soft drink, and other ingredients.

Etymologies

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From silent ("speechless, mute") + Sam ("diminutive of male given name Samuel"). From ante 1920.

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