- an earthenware beer mug, or a similar mug of pewter, glass, etc.
- the amount that a stein will hold, about a pint
Origin of steinGerman ; from steingut, stoneware ; from stein, stone + gut, goods
1874-1946; U.S. writer in France
A beer mug, especially one that is large or decorated.
Origin of steinGerman, probably short for Steinkrug, stone jug : Stein, stone (from Middle High German, from Old High German; see stai- in Indo-European roots) + Krug, jug.