John Barleycorn


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John Barleycorn

n.
A personification of alcoholic liquor.

John Barleycorn

n
usually jocular the personification of alcohol, esp of malt spirits

John′ Bar′leycorn


n.
a personification of alcoholic liquor.
[1610–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.John Barleycorn - an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermentedJohn Barleycorn - an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant - a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent; "alcohol (or drink) ruined him"
aqua vitae, ardent spirits - strong distilled liquor or brandy
akvavit, aquavit - Scandinavian liquor usually flavored with caraway seeds
arak, arrack - any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molasses
bitters - alcoholic liquor flavored with bitter herbs and roots
brandy - distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice
gin - strong liquor flavored with juniper berries
ouzo - a Greek liquor flavored with anise
rum - liquor distilled from fermented molasses
schnapps, schnaps - any of various strong liquors especially a Dutch spirit distilled from potatoes
mescal - a colorless Mexican liquor distilled from fermented juices of certain desert plants of the genus Agavaceae (especially the century plant)
tequila - Mexican liquor made from fermented juices of an agave plant
vodka - unaged colorless liquor originating in Russia
whiskey, whisky - a liquor made from fermented mash of grain
firewater - any strong spirits (such as strong whisky or rum)
lacing - a small amount of liquor added to a food or beverage
References in classic literature ?
But I thought you were a friend to John Barleycorn," Charmian interpolated.
John Barleycorn was on a truth-telling rampage, giving away the choicest secrets on himself.
Yet when I walk with John Barleycorn I suffer all the damnation of intellectual pessimism.
They are the vital lies by which life lives, and John Barleycorn gives them the lie.
The 'Memoirs of an Alcoholic,'" I sneered--or, rather, John Barleycorn sneered; for he sat with me there at table in my pleasant, philanthropic jingle, and it is a trick of John Barleycorn to turn the smile to a sneer without an instant's warning.
These include Coquetdale Past and Present, Coquet Meander, Sett for Sunday, Dippie's View and John Barleycorn.
His character John Barleycorn wakes after thousands of years to find himself in a grey and lifeless city filled with grey, lifeless people.
21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- John Barleycorn Must Die is the Traffic album that almost never was, but which is now commonly regarded as their definitive work.
The menu at the Warren Hotel was printed on a deep black background with the legend: "In Memoriam, John Barleycorn.
If Christmas Day is the feast of St Nicholas, today we celebrate St John Barleycorn, patron saint of hangovers.
Fran's nightmare began on July 4 last year when she went to the John Barleycorn pub in her home city of Dundee for a meal and a drink with a pal.
Fran and her ex-partner Colin Henderson had gone to the John Barleycorn in Dundee's Hilltown area for a meal last July.