Definitions

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

  • noun A nonalcoholic drink similar to ginger ale but flavored with fermented ginger.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An effervescing beverage made by fermenting ginger, cream-of-tartar, and sugar with yeast and water.

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

  • noun uncountable A fermented but non-alcoholic drink flavoured with ginger.
  • noun countable A glass or drink of ginger beer.
  • adjective Cockney rhyming slang queer (ie, homosexual).

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  • noun carbonated slightly alcoholic drink flavored with fermented ginger

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  • Odd differences between the wording of ginger beer:
    n. a mild beer impregnated with ginger.
    n. An effervescing beverage made by fermenting ginger, cream-of-tartar, and sugar with yeast and water.

    July 23, 2015

  • Different products. It's traditionally an overly-sweet drink for children, but recently an alcoholic ginger-flavoured beer was brought out by Crabbie's. It's very good, not too sweet, and it's not mild either, it's a respectable strength. It's not the first beer with ginger flavouring: Badger's Blandford Flyer is also very good, but somehow I wouldn't call that <i>ginger beer</i>.

    July 23, 2015

  • oed definition

    a. An aerated drink made of cream of tartar, lemon juice, sugar, yeast, and water, and flavoured with ginger.

    Macquarie dictionary definition

    noun a non-alcoholic carbonated drink of water, sugar, yeast, etc., flavoured with ginger.

    August 14, 2015