Tom-collins meaning

A drink consisting of gin, lemon or lime juice, carbonated water, and sugar.
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A cocktail containing containing gin, lemon juice, sugar, and a splash of soda.
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Origin of tom-collins

  • From the name Tom Collins

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

  • From a phrase popular in 19th-century New York, "Have you seen Tom Collins?", used to trick the speaker into thinking that somebody was gossiping about them, and elicit an aggressive reaction.

    From Wiktionary