rummer

[ ruhm-er ]
/ ˈrʌm ər /

noun

a large drinking glass or cup.

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Origin of rummer

1645–55; < Dutch roemer large wine glass, especially for Rhine wine, perhaps derivative of roemen to praise (as in drinking a toast)
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British Dictionary definitions for rummer

rummer
/ (ˈrʌmə) /

noun

a drinking glass, typically having an ovoid bowl on a short stem

Word Origin for rummer

C17: from Dutch roemer a glass for drinking toasts, from roemen to praise
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