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

  • noun An alcoholic liquor, especially rum diluted with water.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Originally, a mixture of spirit and water served out to sailors, called, according to the proportion of water, two-water grog, three-water grog, etc.
  • noun Hence Strong drink of any sort: used, like rum, as a general term and in reprobation. Compare groggery.
  • noun See the extract.
  • To make into grog by mixing with water, as spirits.
  • To extract grog from, as the wood of an empty spiritcask, by pouring hot water into it.

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

  • noun A mixture of spirit and water not sweetened; hence, any intoxicating liquor.
  • noun [Collog.] a redness on the nose or face of persons who drink ardent spirits to excess.

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

  • noun an alcoholic beverage made with rum and water, especially that once issued to sailors of the Royal Navy.
  • noun Any alcoholic beverage.
  • noun A type of pre-fired clay that has been ground and screened to a specific particle size, also called firesand.

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

  • noun rum cut with water


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

[After Old Grog, nickname of Edward Vernon (1684–1757), British admiral who ordered that diluted rum be served to his sailors, from grogram (from his habit of wearing a grogram cloak).]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

An allusion to Admiral Edward Vernon (nicknamed "Old Grog" after the grogram coat he habitually wore), who in 1740 ordered his sailors' rum to be watered down. Also claimed is: From Catalan, groc (yellow), the colour of the low-quality alcohol.


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  • Originally grogram

    March 7, 2007

  • This is from Admiral Vernon who used to have his sailor's drink rum diluted with water (to last longer I suppose). His nickname came from the grogram (French in origin) he was always wearing.

    October 2, 2007

  • Grog contains one or more of the following:

    - Kerosene

    - Propylene Glycol

    - Artificial Sweetener

    - Sulphuric Acid

    - Rum

    - Acetone

    - Red Dye #2

    - SCUMM

    - Axle Grease

    - Battery Acid

    - and/or Pepperoni

    Stuff is so acidic it eats right through the mug. Guybrush Threepwood once freed a man from prison by burning the lock away with a disintegrating mug of grog.

    October 2, 2007

  • Yum. Good for what ails ya.

    October 2, 2007

  • Or perhaps what ales ya.

    October 2, 2007

  • Ba Dum Bum. Psh!

    October 2, 2007