Vinegar meaning

vĭnĭ-gər
Liveliness and enthusiasm; vim.
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A sour liquid containing acetic acid, produced by fermenting a solution (such as wine or fermented rice) containing ethanol produced by a previous fermentation, used as a condiment and preservative.
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A sour liquid with a pungent odor, containing acetic acid, made by fermenting dilute alcoholic liquids, as cider, wine, or malt: it is used as a condiment or preservative.
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Sourness of speech or mood; ill temper.
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Sour or ill-tempered speech, character, etc.
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Forceful vigor.
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(uncountable) A sour liquid formed by the fermentation of alcohol used as a condiment or preservative; a dilute solution of acetic acid.
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(countable) Any variety of vinegar.

A range of herb-flavoured vinegars.

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To season with vinegar.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
vinegar
Plural:
vinegars

Origin of vinegar

  • Middle English vinegre from Old French vinaigre vin wine (from Latin vīnum) aigre sour (from Vulgar Latin acrus) (from Latin ācer ak- in Indo-European roots)

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

  • Via Middle English and Old French; compare French vinaigre.

    From Wiktionary