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Rob Roy

[rob roi]
noun
  1. a manhattan made with Scotch whisky.
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Origin of Rob Roy

First recorded in 1865–70; after Rob Roy, nickname of Robert Macgregor (1671–1734), Scottish freebooter
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British Dictionary definitions for rob roy

Rob Roy

noun
  1. real name Robert Macgregor . 1671–1734, Scottish outlaw
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Word Origin and History for rob roy

Rob Roy

n.

Highland freebooter (1671-1734). His name means "Red Robert." As a type of cocktail made with Scotch whiskey, it is attested from 1960.

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