Origin of grog
Examples from the Web for grog
Herschbach recalls attending one party with a fire blazing in a courtyard and plenty of grog to go round.
If you go to the bar the landlord has orders to give you a glass of grog each.One of the 28th|G. A. Henty
"I was n't thinking of the title," said Grog, gruffly, as he relapsed into a moody silence.Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2)|Charles James Lever
Often enough a man, having traced his missing property, was obliged to buy it back for a few shillings, or a glass or two of grog.The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood|Arthur Griffiths
The lawyer, immersed in visions of grog and glory, rhapsodized perpetually and clapped his hands.Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia|William Gilmore Simms
Next the discovery was made that the rum was giving out, and a proportional reduction in the rations of grog was duly ordered.The Naval History of the United States|Willis J. Abbot.
British Dictionary definitions for grog
Word Origin for grog
Word Origin and History 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.