Definitions

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  • n. Used other than as an idiom: The least age at which one is permitted by law to drink alcoholic beverages.
  • n. A two and an ace as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em

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  • n. the age at which is legal for a person to buy alcoholic beverages

Etymologies

In most jurisdictions in the United States, drinking age is 21 years. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • With the Mets down to their last strike, I was about to drown my now twenty-year-old sorrows in a beer the drinking age in New York was nineteen then when Mets catcher Gary Carter, down to his last strike, hit a single.

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