Adam's ale


noun Facetious.

Origin of Adam's ale

First recorded in 1635–45
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British Dictionary definitions for adam's ale

Adam's ale

Adam's wine


noun

old-fashioned, jocular water

Word Origin for Adam's ale

C17: from the name of the first man to appear in the Old Testament
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