Definition of Horlicks™ noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈhɔːlɪks//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɔːrlɪks//
    Soft drinks
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  1. 1[uncountable] powder that contains malt that you mix with hot milk to make a drink
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] a drink made by mixing Horlicks powder with hot milk See related entries: Soft drinks
  3. Word Originlate 19th cent.: named after James and William Horlick, British-born brothers whose company first manufactured the drink in the US.Idioms
    make a horlicks of something
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    (old-fashioned, British English, informal) to do something badly