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[eg-nog] /ˈɛgˌnɒg/
a drink made of eggs, milk or cream, sugar, and, usually, rum or wine.
Origin of eggnog
An Americanism dating back to 1765-75; egg1 + nog1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Joe made a punch--some sort of an eggnog--eggs were bad, I think.

    The Heart of Rachael Kathleen Norris
  • Stir this into the eggnog for twenty minutes, and grate nutmeg on the top.

    Housekeeping in Old Virginia Marion Cabell Tyree
  • In some way the eggnog cups seemed to steal out on a side table.

    With the Battle Fleet Franklin Matthews
  • I had to see that the eggnog was mixed properly, Pelham, before it was frozen,—soup or no soup.

    Mountain Clement Wood
  • But there was an eggnog for us, and a cooled punch, and a syllabub and cakes.

    The Little Red Foot Robert W. Chambers
  • Season or not, depending on taste and the quality of eggnog employed.

    The Complete Book of Cheese Robert Carlton Brown
British Dictionary definitions for eggnog


a drink that can be served hot or cold, made of eggs, milk, sugar, spice, and brandy, rum, or other spirit Also called egg flip
Word Origin
C19: from egg1 + nog1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for eggnog

also egg nog, c.1775, American English, from egg (n.) + nog "strong ale."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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