Dictionary.com

rummer

[ ruhm-er ]
/ ˈrʌm ər /
Save This Word!

noun
a large drinking glass or cup.
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

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)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use rummer in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK