anisette

[an-uh-set, -zet, an-uh-set, -zet]

Origin of anisette

1830–40; < French, short for anisette de Bordeaux. See anise, -ette
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Historical Examples of anisette

  • Bibi-the-Smoker rose from his seat to fetch her a glass of anisette.

    L'Assommoir

    Emile Zola

  • Then too, she had often helped her mother empty a bottle of anisette.

    L'Assommoir

    Emile Zola

  • He returned to the table and drank a glass of anisette to steady his nerves.

    The Belovd Vagabond

    William J. Locke

  • I goin' mek for you myself one anisette and one café royale ver' fine.

  • I also gave her some ginger-bread, a handful of bonbons, some Krishnu wine, and some anisette.


British Dictionary definitions for anisette

anisette

noun
  1. a liquorice-flavoured liqueur made from aniseed

Word Origin for anisette

C19: from French; see anise, -ette
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Word Origin and History for anisette
n.

"liqueur flavored with aniseed," 1837, from French Anisette de Bordeaux, from diminutive of anis (see anise).

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