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  1. 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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Examples from the Web for rummer

Historical Examples of rummer

  • Aunt was aghast at the mortalities among the rummer glasses.

    Miss Eden's Letters

    Emily Eden

  • The Rummer is introduced by Hogarth into his picture of "Night."

  • Then I made him a rummer of toddy and sent him to bed a trifle comforted.

    Prester John

    John Buchan

  • The rummer the go is, Adam, the quicker we ought to be about it.

    Memoirs of a Midget

    Walter de la Mare

  • Rummer's standing in his class was 22, where Lyon's was 11 and Totten's 25.

British Dictionary definitions for rummer


  1. a drinking glass, typically having an ovoid bowl on a short stem
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Word Origin for rummer

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