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

  • n. Slang A sweet flavored drink, such as punch, that is usually not carbonated.
  • n. Slang A usually liquid insect repellent.
  • n. Slang Cheap or inferior liquor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An artificially fruit-flavored beverage, made from a powdered concentrate and water, that is often served at American residential camps. Kool-Aid or a generic equivalent.


Sense 1, from name given to instant drinks in the military, from earlier name for bad whiskey.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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