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advocaat

[ad-voh-kaht]
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noun
  1. a Dutch liqueur made with brandy, sugar, and eggs.
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Origin of advocaat

1930–35; < Dutch, short for advocatenborrel drink that lubricates the throat of a lawyer, equivalent to advocaat lawyer (see advocate) + -en- connective + borrel drink, nip < ?
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Historical Examples

  • De beste zaak heeft nog een goed' advocaat noodig—The best cause has need of a good pleader.

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British Dictionary definitions for advocaat

advocaat

noun
  1. a liqueur having a raw egg base
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Word Origin

C20: Dutch, from advocatenborrel, from advocaat advocate (n) + borrel drink
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