Definitions

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

  • n. A drink consisting of gin, lemon or lime juice, carbonated water, and sugar.

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  • n. A cocktail containing containing gin, lemon juice, sugar, and a splash of soda.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A drink made of gin and club-soda and lemon or lime-juice, and sweetened.

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

  • n. tall iced drink of liquor (usually gin) with fruit juice

Etymologies

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

From the name Tom Collins.

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From a phrase popular in 19th-century New York, "Have you seen Tom Collins?", used to trick the speaker into thinking that somebody was gossiping about them, and elicit an aggressive reaction.

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