- a mixture of rum and water, often flavored with lemon, sugar, and spices and sometimes served hot.
- any strong alcoholic drink.
- fired and crushed clay.
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.
"Don't try bluster with me, man," said Grog, contemptuously.
- diluted spirit, usually rum, as an alcoholic drink
- informal, mainly Australian and NZ alcoholic drink in general, esp spirits
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.