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[beer-ee] /ˈbɪər i/
adjective, beerier, beeriest.
of, like, or abounding in beer:
a stale, beery smell.
affected by or suggestive of beer:
beery exuberance; beery breath.
Origin of beery
First recorded in 1840-50; beer + -y1
Related forms
beeriness, noun Unabridged
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  • Catherine thought as she cordially grasped the hand of a beery object in the dark corner of the hall.

    A Book of Bryn Mawr Stories Marian T. MacIntosh
  • "Because he can speak, of course," said the beery gentleman.

    The Shellback's Progress Walter Runciman
  • And since cheese is only solid milk, and the Cheddar is noted for its beery smell, there is further affinity here.

    The Complete Book of Cheese Robert Carlton Brown
  • There were beery chuckles from the reporters who were "covering" this effort.

    The Magnificent Montez Horace Wyndham
  • Well, my republican, you are better, although the beery loyalist has left his mark upon you.

  • I have pleasant associations with the place, quite independent of the beery ones.

    Modern Essays John Macy
  • And so you will never know how she, the beery woman with the tangled blond hair, was once a girl on a farm in far-off New Jersey.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • I will even lunch with you at the station—a station steak and a beery table.

    The Vultures Henry Seton Merriman
  • It's the storm may come on again waur nor ever, and mak it impossible to beery her for a month!'

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
British Dictionary definitions for beery


adjective beerier, beeriest
smelling or tasting of beer
given to drinking beer
Derived Forms
beerily, adverb
beeriness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for beery

1848, from beer (n.) + -y (2). Related: Beerily; beeriness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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