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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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
From the name Tom Collins.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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. (Wiktionary)