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[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.
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Origin of daiquiri

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


    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


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

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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