Origin of arrack
Examples from the Web for arrack
Historical Examples of arrack
Having no bottle, I found that the arrack had been put into a small gourd.In the Eastern Seas
Going into the house again, I found a lamp and a bottle of arrack upset.The Malay Archipelago
Alfred Russell Wallace
Toddy and arrack (native spirit) are also placed in readiness.
In front of the platform are placed a sickle, sticks, and arrack (liquor).
They offer rice and arrack (alcoholic liquor) to their ancestors.
Word Origin for arrack
c.1600, probably picked up in India, ultimately from Arabic araq, literally "sweat, juice;" used of native liquors in Eastern countries, especially those distilled from fermented sap of coconut palm, sometimes from rice or molasses.