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Volstead

[vol-sted, vohl-]
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noun
  1. Andrew Joseph,1860–1946, U.S. legislator.
Related formspost-Vol·stead, adjectivepre-Vol·stead, adjective
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  • After all, there is no reason why the old-established houses should not go on doing a good business on a Volstead basis.

    Plum Pudding</p>

    Christopher Morley

  • This is the wisdom which moves them to secret laughter when they find their brothers in the throes of Volstead and Krafts.

    Nonsenseorship

    G. G. Putnam and Others

  • And now with this Volstead act being pushed so hard it's kind of inconvenient gettin' a crowd of men into the right frame of mind.

    Torchy As A Pa

    Sewell Ford

  • That is, he was in the good old days when Mr. Volstead was only a name towards the end of roll call.

    Torchy As A Pa

    Sewell Ford

  • But in spite of Mr. Volstead there was a bit of "golden water" to be had, and it saved the day.

    My Wonderful Visit

    Charlie Chaplin


Word Origin and History for volstead

Volstead

in reference to Prohibition legislation in U.S., 1920, from U.S. Rep. Andrew J. Volstead (1860-1947), Republican of Minnesota, who introduced the bill in 1919 that prohibited the manufacture, transportation, and sale of beverages containing more than 0.5 percent alcohol.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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