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collins

[ kol-inz ]
/ ˈkɒl ɪnz /
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noun (often initial capital letter)

a tall drink made with gin, whiskey, rum, or vodka, and lemon or lime juice, soda water, and sugar.

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Origin of collins

First recorded in 1940–45; after the proper name Collins

Definition for collins (2 of 2)

Collins
[ kol-inz ]
/ ˈkɒl ɪnz /

noun

Edward Trowbridge "Eddie", 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.
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British Dictionary definitions for collins (1 of 2)

collins
/ (ˈkɒlɪnz) /

noun

a tall fizzy iced drink made with gin, vodka, rum, etc, mixed with fruit juice, soda water, and sugar

Word Origin for collins

C20: probably after the proper name Collins

British Dictionary definitions for collins (2 of 2)

Collins
/ (ˈkɒlɪnz) /

noun

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
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