verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- liquor store,
- liquor up,
- liquorice allsorts,
Origin of liquor
Examples from the Web for liquor
The possibilities seem endless: Who needs a trip to the liquor store when the toddler can turn water into wine, amirite?
Perhaps the most Jewish part of the 6th Annual Latke Festival was that the food went way faster than the liquor.
His court-appointed lawyer was drinking a quart of liquor per day.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The theft, which was over in less than a minute, took place in a North London liquor store.
Bodega Mi Amiga sells every kind of liquor you can imagine, or that is legally allowed to be imported into Panama.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's a shame to see a minister of the Gospel drowning his grief in liquor.The Life of Thomas Wanless, Peasant|Alexander Johnstone Wilson
On wringing out of the second liquor, immediately plunge each piece into cold spring water for rinsing.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million|Sarah Josepha Hale
For in many places the well-salted and carawayed ἐπίπαστα forms a standing accompaniment to the liquor.Odd Bits of History|Henry W. Wolff
She owned she had got no good by the company or the liquor at Mrs. Sponge's.The Shepherd of Salisbury Plain and Other Tales|Hannah More
Instead of calling the waiter, Mr Sloper went himself to the bar to fetch the liquor.Blue Lights|R.M. Ballantyne
Word Origin for liquor
c.1200, likur "any matter in a liquid state," from Old French licor "fluid, liquid; sap; oil" (Modern French liqueur), from Latin liquorem (nominative liquor) "liquidity, fluidity," also "a liquid, the sea," from liquere "be fluid, liquid" (see liquid (adj.)). Narrowed sense of "fermented or distilled drink" (especially wine) first recorded c.1300. To liquor up "get drunk" is from 1845. The form in English has been assimilated to Latin, but the pronunciation has not changed.