Rum Definition

rŭm
rummest
noun
An alcoholic liquor distilled from fermented sugar cane, molasses, etc.
Webster's New World
Alcoholic liquor in general.
Webster's New World
Intoxicating beverages.
American Heritage
(countable) A serving of rum.
Jake tossed down three rums.
Wiktionary
(countable) A kind or brand of rum.
Bundaberg is one of my favourite rums.
Wiktionary
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adjective
rummest
Odd; strange; queer.
Webster's New World
Bad, poor, etc.
A rum joke.
Webster's New World
Presenting danger or difficulty.
American Heritage

(UK, colloquial, dated) Strange, peculiar [18th c.]

A rum idea; a rum fellow.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Rum

Noun

Singular:
rum
Plural:
rums

Adjective

Base Form:
rum
Superlative:
rummest

Origin of Rum

  • Formerly rome, a slang word for good; possibly of Romany origin; compare rom (“a husband, a gypsy").

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably short for obsolete rumbullion

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps shortened from rumbullion.

    From Wiktionary

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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