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

  • noun A large drinking cup or glass.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A drinking-glass or -cup; also, a cupful of wine or other liquor.

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

  • noun obsolete A large and tall glass, or drinking cup.

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

  • noun A large and tall glass, or drinking cup.

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

  • noun a large drinking glass (ovoid bowl on a stem) for drinking toasts


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

[German Römer, from Dutch roemer, from roem, praise, from Middle Dutch.]

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Dutch roemer, romer, akin to German römer, Swedish remmare; perhaps properly, Roman.


  • "rummer" a quantity of spirit that four fingers would never half conceal.

    Stories of the Border Marches

  • The Darth Jackson dude got rhough but the little rummer didnt?

    SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles - Part 1105

  • For this purpose, I have never found anything better than Henry Dean's thick, clear-glass rummer .

    In the Mood for Long Lunches on the Lawn

  • The glover was soon heard loudly summoning Dorothy, and, after some clanking of keys and trampling up and down stairs, Dorothy appeared bearing three large rummer cups of green glass, which were then esteemed a great and precious curiosity, and the glover followed with a huge bottle, equal at least to three quarts of these degenerate days.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • Then I made him a rummer of toddy and sent him to bed a trifle comforted.

    Prester John

  • He took the bauble, and set it on the foot of a rummer which stood on the table; and in half a minute he had the counterpart in size, shape, and line; but without the inscription.

    Mary Anerley

  • The other man did not stir until his officer was out of sight; and then he arose and rubbed himself, but did not care to go for his rummer of hot grog.

    Mary Anerley

  • If I've learned one thing in this wicked life, it is that no one, however rich, lays out cash for nothing, and the more they spend the rummer the business is likely to be.

    Royal Flash

  • Ah, it's a rum world as we all lives in, and in nothink much rummer than in the wunderfool power of a bewtifool face, ah, and as sumbody says, for Wheel or for Wo, jest as it appens, more's the pitty.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 99, July 19, 1890

  • And she took the old glass -- a rummer it was -- and she carried it very daintily to the boys and bowed.

    The McBrides A Romance of Arran


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