[al-uh-ger, ey-luh-]

noun British Informal.

vinegar made from ale; sour ale.

Origin of alegar

First recorded in 1535–45; ale + (vin)egar Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for alegar

Historical Examples of alegar

  • Johnson, worshipful Sirs: Alegar, of Thorpe, that you have sentenced this morrow.

    The King's Daughters

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • Alegar is malt vinegar; the word vinegar was then used only of white wine vinegar.

    The King's Daughters

    Emily Sarah Holt

British Dictionary definitions for alegar



malt vinegar

Word Origin for alegar

C14: from ale + vinegar
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