Origin of grog
Examples from the Web for grog
Contemporary Examples of grog
Herschbach recalls attending one party with a fire blazing in a courtyard and plenty of grog to go round.Nobel High Jinks
Samuel P. Jacobs
December 8, 2009
Historical Examples of grog
He then gave us a glass of grog all round, and made his own crew splice the main-brace.
Half of the time I ate no dinner, and when I did, it was almost drowned in grog.
He had a pipe in his mouth, and a glass of grog in his hand.The Macdermots of Ballycloran
To abide,—sign a lifelong partnership with Grog, and marry Lizzy.
The maid was yet knocking for admission when Grog arrived at the door.
Word Origin for grog
alcoholic drink diluted with water, 1749, supposedly a reference to Old Grog, nickname of Edward Vernon (1684-1757), British admiral who wore a grogram (q.v.) cloak and who in August 1740 ordered his sailors' rum to be diluted. George Washington's older half-brother Lawrence served under Vernon in the Carribean and renamed the family's Hunting Creek Plantation in Virginia for him in 1740, calling it Mount Vernon.