a drink made of eggs, milk or cream, sugar, and, usually, rum or wine.

Origin of eggnog

An Americanism dating back to 1765–75; egg1 + nog1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a drink that can be served hot or cold, made of eggs, milk, sugar, spice, and brandy, rum, or other spiritAlso called: egg flip

Word Origin for eggnog

C19: from egg 1 + nog 1
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Word Origin and History for eggnog

also egg nog, c.1775, American English, from egg (n.) + nog "strong ale."

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