[ mahr-tee-nee ]
/ mɑrˈti ni /

noun, plural mar·ti·nis.

a cocktail made with gin or vodka and dry vermouth, usually served with a green olive or a twist of lemon peel.



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Origin of martini

First recorded in 1885–90; perhaps alteration of Martinez (an earlier alternate name of the drink, of disputed orig.), by back formation (taking it as plural), or by association with the vermouth manufacturer Martini, Sola & Co. (later Martini & Rossi)

Definition for martini (2 of 2)

[ mahr-tee-nee; Italian mahr-tee-nee ]
/ mɑrˈti ni; Italian mɑrˈti ni /


Si·mo·ne [see-maw-ne] /siˈmɔ nɛ/,1283–1344, Italian painter. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for martini (1 of 2)

/ (mɑːˈtiːnɪ) /

noun plural -nis

trademark an Italian vermouth
a cocktail of gin and vermouth

Word Origin for Martini

C19 (sense 2): perhaps from the name of the inventor

British Dictionary definitions for martini (2 of 2)

/ (Italian marˈtiːni) /


Simone (siˈmoːne). ?1284–1344, Sienese painter
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