advocaat

[ad-voh-kaht]

Origin of advocaat

1930–35; < Dutch, short for advocatenborrel drink that lubricates the throat of a lawyer, equivalent to advocaat lawyer (see advocate) + -en- connective + borrel drink, nip < ?
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advocaat

noun
  1. a liqueur having a raw egg base

Word Origin for advocaat

C20: Dutch, from advocatenborrel, from advocaat advocate (n) + borrel drink
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