Van der Hum

[van der hoom; Dutch vahn duhr hym]

Origin of Van der Hum

First recorded in 1860–65; allegedly after a Dutch sea captain who favored the drink
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British Dictionary definitions for van der hum

Van der Hum

noun
  1. Southern African a liqueur with tangerine flavouring

Word Origin for Van der Hum

of uncertain origin, but possibly derived from the humorous uncertainty of the name, equivalent of whatshisname
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