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Van der Hum

[ van der hoom; Dutch vahn duhr hym ]

noun

  1. a spicy liqueur from South Africa, flavored with tangerine and herbs.


Van der Hum

/ væn də hʌm /

noun

  1. a liqueur with tangerine flavouring


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Van der Hum1

First recorded in 1860–65; allegedly after a Dutch sea captain who favored the drink

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Van der Hum1

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

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