Origin of keg
Examples from the Web for keg
For the senior senator from Louisiana, the lasting image from her fourth Senate campaign will be a keg stand.
Not her own—but Landrieu did provide an assist to a man doing a keg stand at Louisiana State University.
He also crashes parties in Williamsburg and is skilled at tapping a keg.Bill Murray Crashes Karaoke and More Crazy Moments|The Daily Beast|January 7, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Chasing a group of teens off a keg in the woods is what usually passes for an exciting day for the Springfield police.
He stumbled along to a corner of the wareroom where he slumped on a keg of nails.Blue Ridge Country|Jean Thomas
You never heard of any one searching the cellar of that man's house for a keg of dynamite.Brave Men and Women|O.E. Fuller
I saw a keg floating in the wake of our ship just a little while ago.Frontier Boys in the South Seas|Wyn Roosevelt
Even the little Icelander; he loaded up his wagon with a keg of herrings—said they were best raw—and lumps of grindstone bread.The Mistress of Bonaventure|Harold Bindloss
"The Keg of Butter" combines two of the Grimm stories, 2, 189.More Celtic Fairy Tales|Various
British Dictionary definitions for keg
- an aluminium container in which beer is transported and stored
- Also called: keg beer beer kept in a keg: it is infused with gas and served under pressure
Word Origin for keg
Word Origin and History for keg
1630s, earlier kag (mid-15c.), from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse kaggi "keg, cask," of unknown origin. Cognate with Swedish kagge, Norwegian kagg. Specific sense of "barrel of beer" is from 1945. U.S. student slang kegger "party featuring a keg of beer" attested by 1969.
Idioms and Phrases with keg
see sitting on a powder keg.