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

  • noun A drink made of milk or cream, sugar, eggs, and flavorings that are beaten together and often mixed with a liquor such as rum or brandy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sweet, rich and stimulating cold drink made of eggs, milk, sugar, and spirits.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A drink consisting of eggs beaten up with sugar, milk, and (usually) wine or spirits.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A beverage based on milk, eggs, sugar, and nutmeg; often made alcoholic with rum, brandy or whisky; popular at Christmas.

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

  • noun a punch made of sweetened milk or cream mixed with eggs and usually alcoholic liquor


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

[egg + nog, ale.]


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    January 11, 2017