- 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 stāi- in Indo-European roots.) Krug jug