verb (used with object)
- ginastera, alberto,
- ginger ale,
- ginger beer,
- ginger family,
- ginger group,
- ginger jar
Origin of ginger
Examples from the Web for ginger
Ginger discrimination—particularly among boys—is a real problem, says artist Thomas Knights.
The names continue to pour in: Rihanna, Scarlett Johansson, and Rose McGowan—even though their ginger locks were only temporary.
He finally felt comfortable enough to embrace his ginger roots.
Ginger shot off the couch and squared up with him, finger in his face.
Ginger returned the china to the cupboard and sat next to him on the sofa.
Nowadays some chafing dish show-offs try to gild the Golden Buck with dashes of ginger and spice.The Complete Book of Cheese|Robert Carlton Brown
The customers come again and again, and buy quantities, in spite of being afraid of Ginger and Pickles.The Tale of Ginger and Pickles|Beatrix Potter
Thin with sweet milk, flavor with ginger and spices, or vanilla can be used.The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book|Victor Hirtzler
A drachm each of saltpetre, ginger, and Barbadoes aloes will form a mild aperient, when made into a mass with a little soft soap.Riding for Ladies|Mrs. Power O'Donoghue
Boil in a quart of vinegar, three bits of ginger, half an ounce of pepper, and a quarter of an ounce of cloves.A Poetical Cook-Book|Maria J. Moss
- a reddish-brown or yellowish-brown colour
- (as adjective)ginger hair
Word Origin for ginger
mid-14c., from Old English gingifer, from Medieval Latin gingiber, from Latin zingiberi, from Greek zingiberis, from Prakrit (Middle Indic) singabera, from Sanskrit srngaveram, from srngam "horn" + vera- "body," so called from the shape of its root. But this may be Sanskrit folk etymology, and the word may be from an ancient Dravidian name that also produced the Malayalam name for the spice, inchi-ver, from inchi "root." Cf. gin (v.). The word apparently was readopted in Middle English from Old French gingibre (Modern French gingembre). Meaning "spirit, spunk, temper" is from 1843, American English. Ginger-ale recorded by 1822; ginger-snap as a type of cookie is from 1855, American English.