[ dahy-kuh-ree, dak-uh- ]
/ ˈdaɪ kə ri, ˈdæk ə- /

noun, plural dai·qui·ris.

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.

Nearby words

  1. daimonistic,
  2. daimyo,
  3. daimyo bond,
  4. daintily,
  5. dainty,
  6. dairen,
  7. dairy,
  8. dairy breed,
  9. dairy cattle,
  10. dairy factory

Origin of daiquiri

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

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/ (ˈdaɪkɪrɪ, ˈdæk-) /

noun plural -ris

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



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

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