a type of beer stored at a low temperature for aging after it has been brewed
often lager beer
Origin of lagerGerman lagerbier, literally , store beer ; from lager, storehouse (akin to Old English leger: see lair) + bier, beer
A beer of German origin that is fermented for a relatively long time at a low temperature. Also called lager beer.
Origin of lagerGerman, short for Lagerbier : Lager, storehouse, cellar (from Middle High German leger, from Old High German legar, bed, lair; see legh- in Indo-European roots) + Bier, beer.
From German Lagerbier (“beer made for storing"), from Lager (“store").
- Alternative spelling of laager.