daiquiri

[dahy-kuh-ree, dak-uh-]
noun, plural dai·qui·ris.
  1. a cocktail of rum, lemon or lime juice, and sugar, often with the addition of fruit and ice and mixed in an electric blender: a frozen banana daiquiri.

Origin of daiquiri

First recorded in 1915–20; named after Daiquirí, town on the east coast of Cuba
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Contemporary Examples of daiquiri

  • And the daiquiri is simply lime, sugar, and rum, and lime, sugar, and rum is literally bulletproof.

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    Lights, Camera, Cocktails

    Brody Brown

    October 29, 2011

  • A daiquiri is like a little vacation in a glass, and sometimes a little vacation in a glass with a teeny tiny beach umbrella.

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    The Drink Hemingway Made Famous

    Katie Workman

    June 24, 2009

  • Exactly a century ago, an obscure Cuban cocktail named the daiquiri emigrated to America.

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    The Drink Hemingway Made Famous

    Katie Workman

    June 24, 2009

  • It's simply not possible to be cranky when you are talking about making or drinking a daiquiri.

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    The Drink Hemingway Made Famous

    Katie Workman

    June 24, 2009

  • The daiquiri, named after a nearby village, was served in a tall glass packed with cracked ice.

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    The Drink Hemingway Made Famous

    Katie Workman

    June 24, 2009

Historical Examples of daiquiri

  • They had a little different method of doing it than at Daiquiri.

  • Disembarkation began at Daiquiri on the 22d, and ended at Siboney on the 24th.

    Campaigning in Cuba

    George Kennan

  • This decided, a point of debarkation was selected at Daiquiri.

    The Story of General Pershing

    Everett T. (Everett Titsworth) Tomlinson

  • I'd stay here, at La Quinta, if you could find something for me to do—like picking the limes fresh for the Daiquiri cocktails.

    Cytherea

    Joseph Hergesheimer

  • The iron on the south coast is loaded into the steamers from the wharves at Daiquiri and Juraguay.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 5

    Willis Fletcher Johnson


British Dictionary definitions for daiquiri

daiquiri

noun plural -ris
  1. an iced drink containing rum, lime juice, and syrup or sugar

Word Origin for daiquiri

C20: named after Daiquiri, rum-producing town in Cuba
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Word Origin and History for daiquiri
n.

type of alcoholic drink, 1920 (first recorded in F. Scott Fitzgerald), from Daiquiri, name of a district or village in eastern Cuba.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper