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



    BrE BrE//ˈbɪtə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɪtər//
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  1. 1(British English) [uncountable, countable] a type of beer with a dark colour and a strong bitter taste, that is very popular in Britain A pint of bitter, please. compare mild
  2. 2bitters [uncountable + singular or plural verb] a strong bitter alcoholic liquid that is made from plants and added to other alcoholic drinks to give flavour gin with a dash of bitters
  3. Word OriginOld English biter, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch and German bitter, and probably to bite.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bitter