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



    BrE BrE//ɡrɒɡ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡrɑːɡ//
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  1. 1a strong alcoholic drink, originally rum, mixed with water
  2. 2(informal, Australian English, New Zealand English) any alcoholic drink, especially beer
  3. Word Originmid 18th cent.: said to be from Old Grog, the reputed nickname of Admiral Vernon (1684–1757), who in 1740 first ordered diluted (instead of neat) rum to be served out to sailors.
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