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ginger beer

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noun
  1. a soft drink similar to ginger ale but containing more ginger flavor.
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Origin of ginger beer

First recorded in 1800–10
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Examples from the Web for ginger beer

Historical Examples

  • He then told the boys that they would have some ginger-beer.

    The Crofton Boys

    Harriet Martineau

  • How should he know that the ginger-beer was to be paid for, and that he was to pay?

    The Crofton Boys

    Harriet Martineau

  • Stephen was particularly partial to ginger-beer, as it happened, and said so.

  • I tell you what—we might have a go of ginger-beer somewhere, and see how we feel after that.

    Boycotted

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • He might at least have give us ginger-beer, or pop, if he's teetotal, as they say.

    Joyce's Investments

    Fannie E. Newberry


British Dictionary definitions for ginger beer

ginger beer

noun
  1. a slightly alcoholic drink made by fermenting a mixture of syrup and root ginger
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