Definitions

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

  • noun A startling or shocking revelation.
  • noun A drink of liquor taken to stimulate, especially upon awakening.

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

  • noun That which makes the eyes open, as startling news or occurrence; something which causes one to suddenly understand what was not previously known.
  • noun U. S. Slang A drink of liquor, especially the first one in the morning.

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

  • noun something surprising and revealing
  • noun an alcoholic drink intended to wake one up early in the morning

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