- Informal. to furnish or ply with liquor to drink (often followed by up).
- Informal. to drink large quantities of liquor (often followed by up).
Origin of liquor
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Examples from the Web for liquor
The possibilities seem endless: Who needs a trip to the liquor store when the toddler can turn water into wine, amirite?Was Baby Jesus A Holy Terror?
December 21, 2014
Perhaps the most Jewish part of the 6th Annual Latke Festival was that the food went way faster than the liquor.I Ate Potato Pancakes Til I Plotzed
December 17, 2014
His court-appointed lawyer was drinking a quart of liquor per day.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities
December 16, 2014
The theft, which was over in less than a minute, took place in a North London liquor store.Thief Hypnotizes Shopkeeper, Then Robs Him
December 5, 2014
Bodega Mi Amiga sells every kind of liquor you can imagine, or that is legally allowed to be imported into Panama.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama
November 30, 2014
He is never downright intoxicated, and never free from the effects of liquor.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
He had been drinking, and the warmth of the liquor was in his voice.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Still I confess that liquor did all the mischief, as I had drunk just enough to make me careless.
The liquor was sherry, and it took nine bottles of it to lay us both up.
Also, for the most part, they were just then more or less in liquor.Fair Margaret
H. Rider Haggard
- any alcoholic drink, esp spirits, or such drinks collectively
- any liquid substance, esp that in which food has been cooked
- pharmacol a solution of a pure substance in water
- brewing warm water added to malt to form wort
- in liquor drunk; intoxicated
- brewing to steep (malt) in warm water to form wort; mash
Word Origin and History for liquor
c.1200, likur "any matter in a liquid state," from Old French licor "fluid, liquid; sap; oil" (Modern French liqueur), from Latin liquorem (nominative liquor) "liquidity, fluidity," also "a liquid, the sea," from liquere "be fluid, liquid" (see liquid (adj.)). Narrowed sense of "fermented or distilled drink" (especially wine) first recorded c.1300. To liquor up "get drunk" is from 1845. The form in English has been assimilated to Latin, but the pronunciation has not changed.
- An aqueous solution, especially of a medicinal substance.
- An alcoholic beverage made by distillation rather than by fermentation.
- In anatomical nomenclature, a term for any of several body fluids.