or pil·sner

[ pilz-ner, pils- ]

  1. a pale, light lager beer.

  2. any lager beer of high quality.

  1. Also called pil·sner glass . a tall glass that is tapered to a short stem at the bottom, used especially for beer.

Origin of Pilsner

First recorded in 1875–80; from German Pilsener literally, “of Pilsen ”; see -er1
  • Also Pil·sen·er [pil-zuh-ner, -suh-, pilz-ner, pils-]. /ˈpɪl zə nər, -sə-, ˈpɪlz nər, ˈpɪls-/.

Words Nearby Pilsner

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How to use Pilsner in a sentence

  • Your father and I have often dined on bread and cheese, and Pilsner, and thought it a feast.

    Lola | Owen Davis
  • As she never staggered, and never misbehaved herself otherwise under the Pilsner influence, I think it agreed with her.

    My Life | Josiah Flynt

British Dictionary definitions for Pilsner



/ (ˈpɪlznə) /

  1. a type of pale beer with a strong flavour of hops

Origin of Pilsner

named after Pilsen, where it was originally brewed

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