Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A drink for children, made of hot water, milk, sugar, and usually a small amount of tea.

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  • noun a beverage for children containing hot water and milk and sugar and a small amount of tea

Etymologies

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

[So called because it is thin and white like cambric.]

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  • The kind you have to drink until you're grown-up enough to get real stuff.

    April 17, 2009