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ambeer

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/ ˈæm bɪər /
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noun Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.

tobacco juice.

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Origin of ambeer

1755–65; Americanism; earlier, water soaked in cut tobacco refuse; perhaps blend of amber and beer, alluding to its color and foaminess
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