Rum meaning

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Rum is an alcoholic drink that is made from sugar cane or molasses.

An example of rum is Bacardi Dark rum.

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An alcoholic liquor distilled from fermented molasses or sugar cane.
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Intoxicating beverages.
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Odd; strange.
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An alcoholic liquor distilled from fermented sugar cane, molasses, etc.
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Alcoholic liquor in general.
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Odd; strange; queer.
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Bad, poor, etc.

A rum joke.

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(uncountable) A distilled spirit derived from fermented cane sugar and molasses.

The Royal Navy used to issue a rum ration to sailors.

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(countable) A kind or brand of rum.

Bundaberg is one of my favourite rums.

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

A rum idea; a rum fellow.

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(countable) A serving of rum.

Jake tossed down three rums.

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Origin of rum

  • Probably short for obsolete rumbullion

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

  • Origin unknown

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

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Perhaps shortened from rumbullion.

    From Wiktionary