Complete Definition of "cocktail"

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English

Etymology
rfe|Editors frequently add alternative etymologies here. "cokstele" is the latest. Are any citable?
Origin uncertain, but possibly:
from the colorfull tail of a cock, as Webster's suggests
from cocktay, the English form of the French coquetier, meaning 'eggcup', in which Antoine Amédée Peychaud, an apothecary, served brandy toddy|brandy toddies mixed with his own invention, Peychaud bitters, at Masonic social gatherings in his pharmacy in New Orleans, c.1795,
from cokstele or cock-stick, a type of weighted stick designed for throwing at cocks as a sport. See w:Cock throwing.

Noun
en-noun

  1. An alcoholic beverage containing multiple types of liquor

#:They visited a pub noted for the wide range of cocktails they serve.
#* 1806, 13 May 1806 edition of Balance and Columbian Repository, published by Hudson, New York, (first appearance in print):
#*: Cocktail is a stimulating liquor composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters â it is vulgarly called a bittered sling and is supposed to be an excellent electioneering potion, inasmuch as it renders the heart stout and bold, at the same time that it fuddles the head.

  1. A mixture of other substances.

#:"Scientists found a cocktail of pollutants in the river downstream of the chemical factory."

Synonyms
mixed drink

Derived terms
top2
cocktail cabinet game
cocktail dress
cocktail frank
cocktail frankfurt
cocktail frankfurter
cocktail lounge
cocktail party
mid2
cocktail sauce
cocktail sav
cocktail savaloy
cocktail shaker
cocktail stick
cocktail table
Molotov cocktail

Translations

Chinese: éå°¾é, 鸡尾é (jÄ«wéijiÇ)
Croatian: t-|hr|koktel|m
Dutch: t-|nl|cocktail|m
Estonian: kokteil
French: t+|fr|cocktail|m
German: t+|de|Cocktail|n
Greek: κοκÏαÏλ (koktél) n
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Japanese: t-|ja|ã«ã¯ãã«|trkakuteru|scJpan
Korean: ì¹µíì¼ (kakteil)
Polish: koktajl m
Russian: кокÑÐµÐ¹Ð»Ñ (koktéjlâ) m
Slovene: koktejl
Spanish: t-|es|coctel|m, t-|es|cóctel|m
Swedish: t-|sv|cocktail|c

See also
swizzle
WikiSaurus:alcoholic beverage

Category:Alcoholic beverages


Dutch

Etymology
From E.|nl term|cocktail|lang=en.

Pronunciation
IPA|/ËkÉkteil/

Noun
nl-noun|g=m|cocktails|cocktailtje

  1. #English|cocktail

Derived terms
cocktailparty
cocktailsaus
molotovcocktail


French

Etymology
From E.|fr term|cocktail|lang=en.

Pronunciation
IPA|/kÉkËtÉl/, SAMPA|/kOk.tEl/

Noun
fr-noun|m

  1. #English|cocktail

Swedish

Etymology
From E.|sv term|cocktail|lang=en.

Noun
sv-noun-reg-ar
cocktail c (plural: cocktailar)

  1. #English|cocktail

Derived terms
cocktailparty
cocktailpåse
molotovcocktail

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Revision and Credits for"cocktail"
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