underproof

[ uhn-der-proof ]

adjective
  1. containing a smaller proportion of alcohol than proof spirit.

Origin of underproof

1
First recorded in 1855–60; under- + proof

Words Nearby underproof

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How to use underproof in a sentence

  • But in some ways he was a kind of Thackeray several degrees underproof—a small-beer Thackeray that was a very excellent creature.

British Dictionary definitions for underproof

underproof

/ (ˌʌndəˈpruːf) /


adjective
  1. (of a spirit) containing less than 57.1 per cent alcohol by volume

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