- a tall drink made with gin, whiskey, rum, or vodka, and lemon or lime juice, soda water, and sugar.
Origin of collins
- Edward TrowbridgeEddie, 1887–1951, U.S. baseball player.
- Michael,1890–1922, Irish revolutionist and patriot.
- Michael,born 1930, U.S. astronaut.
- William,1721–59, English poet.
- (William) Wil·kie [wil-kee] /ˈwɪl ki/, 1824–89, English novelist.
Examples from the Web for collins
Contemporary Examples of collins
Collins has a policy of generally not commenting on Hunger Games-related matters, anyway.‘The Hunger Games’ Stars Silent on Thai Protesters
November 21, 2014
“I mean, my life is not that stressful,” Collins said, feeling better.
Collins said that most of her knowledge is from “here and there,” so there was no need to cram before the tournament.
Collins closed her eyes and lay down on the couch as the other champions watched Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
While Collins lost this match, her $9,100 total was enough to earn a Wild Card and advance.
Historical Examples of collins
Look at a Collins ax; it is also the record of man's thought.
Poor Collins' Ode to the Passions, on and off the stage, is torn to very tatters.Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10)
Mr. Collins opposed the proposed extension with much zeal and ability.Cleveland Past and Present
I hope Collins will be consoled, and light his segar with the reprimand.Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863
If it had been going with Mrs. Collins and David, why, she would have considered the question.Polly of Lady Gay Cottage
Emma C. Dowd
- a tall fizzy iced drink made with gin, vodka, rum, etc, mixed with fruit juice, soda water, and sugar
Word Origin for collins
- Michael. 1890–1922, Irish republican revolutionary: a leader of Sinn Féin; member of the Irish delegation that negotiated the treaty with Great Britain (1921) that established the Irish Free State
- (William) Wilkie. 1824–89, British author, noted particularly for his suspense novel The Moonstone (1868)
- William. 1721–59, British poet, noted for his odes; regarded as a precursor of romanticism
"iced gin drink served in a tall glass" (called a Collins glass), 1940, American English; earlier Tom Collins (by 1878), of uncertain origin. Popular in early 1940s; bartending purists at the time denied it could be based on anything but gin. The surname (12c.) is from a masc. proper name, a diminutive of Col, itself a pet form of Nicholas.