- an alcoholic liquor, esp. rum, diluted with water
- any alcoholic liquor
Origin of grogafter Old Grog, nickname of British Admiral E. Vernon (1684-1757), who ordered the sailors' rum to be diluted: so called because he wore a grogram cloak
- An alcoholic liquor, especially rum diluted with water.
- A rum cocktail, especially when heated and made with lemon or lime juice, sugar, and cinnamon.
Origin of grogAfter Old Grog , nickname of Edward Vernon (1684-1757), British admiral who ordered that diluted rum be served to his sailors from grogram ( from his habit of wearing a grogram cloak )
An allusion to Admiral Edward Vernon (nicknamed "Old Grog" after the grogram coat he habitually wore), who in 1740 ordered his sailors' rum to be watered down. Also claimed is:From Catalan, groc (yellow), the colour of the low-quality alcohol.