from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A mug, especially one for beer, usually holding about a pint.
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- n. A beer mug, usually made of ceramic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- See Steen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete Scotch spelling of steen, steen.
- n. An earthenware mug, especially one designed to hold beer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a mug intended for serving beer
- n. experimental expatriate United States writer (1874-1946)
Franken "stein" is a liberal buffon and the people of minnesota that voted for this idiot are just as stupid as Franken.
I own the big beer barrel "S" and the giant German beer stein from the back of the bar.
Diane Fein (Ken) stein is reaping incredible profits through her husbands association with Bechtel Group Inc.,
But then, if the world followed your “cut and run” philosophy, we’d be hoisting ein stein, und eine Platte von schnitzel mit schpetzel, gefolgt von Strudel.
His new friends have violent reactions to any name that ends in ---- stein.
Somewhere along the way it was shortened and the suffix 'stein' was removed.
If Müntze is a complex and very human Nazi, he's counterbalanced by the presence of his hulking, maniacally leering underling Franken (Waldemar Kobus), who's only missing a "stein" (the Jewish last name of the film's heroine, of course) to turn him into the monster he so clearly represents.
The loud hubbub of conversation, -- nearly all in German, -- the shouts of the waiters, the noise of their footfalls upon the stone floor, the sound of mugs being placed upon tables and of Max draining his "stein" of beer, bridged the hiatus between the ending of Max's narrative and the beginning of my own:
Harvath recalled the stein that Hellfried Leydicke had above his bar and half-assumed that Gerda Putzkammer had been another helpful outside supporter of Gary’s team.
He adds "stein" to a last name that generally doesn't sound Jewish at all.