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Cocktail
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English

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Etymology

Unknown; many unproven stories exist. The word first appeared in 1806 (see citation below). The non-drink sense is by extension of the drink sense.

Pronunciation

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Noun

cocktail (plural cocktails)

  1. A mixed alcoholic beverage.
    Synonyms: mixed drink, ckt (abbreviation)
    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 -- 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.
  2. A mixture of other substances.
    Scientists found a cocktail of pollutants in the river downstream from the chemical factory.
    a cocktail of illegal drugs
  3. A horse, not of pure breed, but having only one eighth or one sixteenth impure blood in its veins.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Darwin to this entry?)
  4. (Britain, slang, dated) A mean, half-hearted fellow; a coward.
    • (Can we date this quote by Thackeray and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      It was in the second affair that poor little Barney showed he was a cocktail.
  5. A species of rove beetle, so called from its habit of elevating the tail.

Derived terms

Descendants

Translations

Adjective

cocktail (comparative more cocktail, superlative most cocktail)

  1. (obsolete) Ostentatiously lacking in manners.
    • 1830, Sporting Magazine:
      It looks very cocktail to be seen riding through the streets of London in a scarlet coat ;
    • 1840, The Sporting magazine:
      The Prince had nothing particular about him but a monstrous smart whip with a gold stag for a handle, which was pronounced a very cocktail looking instrument by the Leicestershire farmers, with whom His Serene Highness is no favorite
    • 2008, Christine Kelly, Mrs Duberly's War: Journal and Letters from the Crimea, 1854-6, ->ISBN:
      She always goes about with a brace of loaded revolvers in her belt!! Very cocktail and no occasion for it

Verb

cocktail (third-person singular simple present cocktails, present participle cocktailing, simple past and past participle cocktailed)

  1. (transitive) To adulterate (fuel, etc.) by mixing in other substances.
  2. (transitive) To treat (a person) to cocktails.
    He dined and cocktailed her at the most exclusive bars and restaurants.

See also

References


Dutch

Etymology

From English cocktail, which is of unclear origin

Pronunciation

Noun

cocktail m (plural cocktails, diminutive cocktailtje n)

  1. cocktail

Derived terms


Finnish

Alternative forms

Etymology

Borrowed from English cocktail, which is of unclear origin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'kokt?i?l/, ['ko?kti?l]
  • IPA(key): /'koktei?l/, ['ko?kt?e?i?l]
  • Hyphenation: cock?tail

Noun

cocktail

  1. cocktail (mixed drink)

Declension

Inflection of cocktail (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative cocktail cocktailit
genitive cocktailin cocktailien
partitive cocktailia cocktaileja
illative cocktailiin cocktaileihin
singular plural
nominative cocktail cocktailit
accusative nom. cocktail cocktailit
gen. cocktailin
genitive cocktailin cocktailien
partitive cocktailia cocktaileja
inessive cocktailissa cocktaileissa
elative cocktailista cocktaileista
illative cocktailiin cocktaileihin
adessive cocktaililla cocktaileilla
ablative cocktaililta cocktaileilta
allative cocktailille cocktaileille
essive cocktailina cocktaileina
translative cocktailiksi cocktaileiksi
instructive cocktailein
abessive cocktailitta cocktaileitta
comitative cocktaileineen
Possessive forms of cocktail (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person cocktailini cocktailimme
2nd person cocktailisi cocktailinne
3rd person cocktailinsa

Synonyms


French

Etymology

From English cocktail, which is of unclear origin

Pronunciation

Noun

cocktail m (plural cocktails)

  1. cocktail
  2. (metonymically) cocktail party

Further reading


Italian

Etymology

From English cocktail, which is of unclear origin.

Noun

cocktail m (invariable)

  1. cocktail
  2. cocktail party

Norwegian Bokmål

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Etymology

From English cocktail.

Noun

cocktail m (definite singular cocktailen, indefinite plural cocktailer, definite plural cocktailene)

  1. cocktail

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From English cocktail.

Noun

cocktail m (definite singular cocktailen, indefinite plural cocktailar, definite plural cocktailane)

  1. cocktail

References


Spanish

Noun

cocktail m (plural cocktails or cocktail)

  1. Alternative spelling of cóctel

Swedish

Etymology

From English cocktail, which is of unclear origin.

Noun

cocktail c

  1. cocktail

Declension

Declension of cocktail 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative cocktail cocktailen cocktailar cocktailarna
Genitive cocktails cocktailens cocktailars cocktailarnas

Derived terms


Vietnamese

Alternative forms

Etymology

From English cocktail, which is of unclear origin.

Pronunciation

Noun

cocktail

  1. cocktail

See also


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