noun, plural mar·ti·nis.
- martinelli, giovanni,
- martini, simone,
Origin of martini
Examples from the Web for martini
At the end of dinner he came down and sat in front of me with a martini.'The Knick' Star Eve Hewson on Being Bono's Daughter and Injecting Cocaine Into Clive Owen's Penis|Kevin Fallon|August 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After more innuendo-laden, sex-soaked back-and-forths, Eric poured a martini.
“I was just with him at the Minetta Tavern, having a martini and a burger,” she says.‘The Good Wife’s Christine Baranski on Life After Will Gardner’s Death|Jason Lynch|April 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Are there any martini glasses clinking when filming is done?Emmys 2013: Linda Cardellini on ‘Mad Men,’ ‘Freaks and Geeks,’ and More|Marlow Stern|August 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Pour yourself a martini—shaken, not stirred, of course—and enjoy.‘Borgen,’ ‘The Thick of It,’ Bond: What to Watch During the Thanksgiving Weekend|Jace Lacob|November 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Life, and all the horror of life, came back into Martini's face.
Martini said contemptuously to Gemma as they crossed the Signoria square one bright, cold Sunday morning.
"Well, I hope it won't be so bad any more," said Martini kindly.
How much he owed to the careful training Martini was able to give, was seen in even his first attempts at operatic composition.The World's Great Men of Music|Harriette Brower
Margaret looked at them suspiciously, with the brightness in her eye that came from her first martini.The Last Straw|William J. Smith
noun plural -nis
Word Origin for Martini
1891, short for Martini cocktail (1886), perhaps from Martini & Rossi, Italian firm that makes vermouth (an ingredient of the drink); the firm was in existence then by that name, but it is not specified among the ingredients in the earliest recipes (e.g. Harry Johnson's "Bartender's Manual," 1888). Another theory holds that it is a corruption of Martinez, California, town where the drink was said to have originated. See discussion in Lowell Edmunds' book "Martini, Straight Up" (1998).