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Adam's ale

noun, Facetious.
1.
Origin of Adam's ale
1635-1645
First recorded in 1635-45
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Adam's ale

noun
1.
(old-fashioned, jocular) water
Word Origin
C17: from the name of the first man to appear in the Old Testament
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