Grog



[grog] /grɒg/

noun
1.
a mixture of rum and water, often flavored with lemon, sugar, and spices and sometimes served hot.
2.
any strong alcoholic drink.
3.
fired and crushed clay.
/ɡrɒɡ/
noun
1.
diluted spirit, usually rum, as an alcoholic drink
2.
(informal, mainly Austral & NZ) alcoholic drink in general, esp spirits
n.

alcoholic drink diluted with water, 1749, supposedly a reference to Old Grog, nickname of Edward Vernon (1684-1757), British admiral who wore a grogram (q.v.) cloak and who in August 1740 ordered his sailors’ rum to be diluted. George Washington’s older half-brother Lawrence served under Vernon in the Carribean and renamed the family’s Hunting Creek Plantation in Virginia for him in 1740, calling it Mount Vernon.

noun

Liquor (1770+)

[fr British naval grog, ”rum and water,” so called because it was introduced in the mid-18th century as a sailor’s ration by ”Old Grog,” Admiral Sir Edward Vernon, who habitually wore a grogram coat]

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