verb (used without object)
Origin of cocktail1
Definition for cocktail (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for cocktail
The lucky recipient gets to choose from a selection of gifts ranging from cocktail kits to packages of wine and premium spirits.
The Old-Fashioned is the crème of the cocktail crop—according to Don Draper, at least.
She said that her co-star, Alfre Woodard, talked to her about it a cocktail party that night.
There was a first-class lounge with a sunken well and cocktail bar.
Or what if an ingredient in your beer or cocktail machines has gone bad without knowing it?
He fidgeted about the room for a while, ordered a cocktail, and lighted a cigarette.A Modern Chronicle, Complete|Winston Churchill
It performs the same office as the American cocktail, but is oftener taken, is more popular and more respectable.Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life|Thomas Wallace Knox
He elevated his second cocktail, speaking in the slightly raised tone of one who is accustomed to the attention of all listeners.The Salamander|Owen Johnson
Place three tablespoons of rhubarb conserve in a cocktail glass.Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book|Mary A. Wilson
I whistled and sang, and took a cocktail on the strength of it.A Tramp's Notebook|Morley Roberts
British Dictionary definitions for cocktail (1 of 2)
- any mixed drink with a spirit base, usually drunk before meals
- (as modifier)the cocktail hour