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



    BrE BrE//dʒɪn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪn//
    Alcoholic drinks
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  1. 1 [uncountable, countable] an alcoholic drink made from grain and flavoured with juniper berries. Gin is usually drunk mixed with tonic water or fruit juice. see also pink gin See related entries: Alcoholic drinks
  2. 2 [countable] a glass of gin I'll have a gin and tonic, please. She poured herself a large gin.
  3. 3= cotton gin
  4. Word Originsenses 1 to 2 early 18th cent.: abbreviation of genever.sense 3 Middle English (in the sense ‘a tool or device, a trick’): from Old French engin, from Latin ingenium ‘talent, device’, from in- ‘in’ + gignere ‘beget’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gin