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milk punch

a beverage containing milk and alcoholic liquor with sugar, flavoring, etc.
Origin of milk punch
First recorded in 1695-1705 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • They commenced mutinous demonstrations in regard to the milk punch.

  • This milk punch seemed to call for another, and that one for still another.

    Old Judge Priest Irvin S. Cobb
  • Rum, and not brandy (by itself), should be used for milk punch.

    Cakes & Ale Edward Spencer
  • As a rule, whiskey was employed, given in the form of milk punch.

  • He soon yielded to the influence of milk punch, and allowed me to do as I pleased.

    The Felon's Track Michael Doheny
  • After the feast pipes, tobacco and cigars were passed, and then pails of milk punch went round for those so inclined.

    Drum Taps in Dixie Delavan S. Miller
  • In Cambridge (a town of no mean authority in such matters) milk punch is made after the following fashion.

    Cups and their Customs George Edwin Roberts
  • In Mr. Pickwick's overdose of milk punch we are to find, ultimately, "a clue to the labyrinth of mystic theology."

    Arthur Machen

    Vincent Starrett
  • And milk punch hardly seems the sort of tipple to encourage accuracy of aim.

    Cakes & Ale Edward Spencer
  • He said it would, but nobody in the hospital could make gumbo soup, or milk punch.

British Dictionary definitions for milk punch

milk punch

a spiced drink made of milk and spirits
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