Definition of arrack noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also arak) noun
BrE BrE//ˈærək//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈærək//
; BrE BrE//əˈræk//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈræk//
[uncountable, countable]
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a strong alcoholic drink made from rice or from the liquid (= sap) inside coconut palm trees Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Arabic ‘araq ‘sweat’, from the phrase ‘arak al-tamr, denoting an alcoholic spirit made from dates.