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1. An alcoholic liquor, especially rum diluted with water.
2. A rum cocktail, especially when heated and made with lemon or lime juice, sugar, and cinnamon.
[After Old Grog, nickname of Edward Vernon (1684-1757), British admiral who ordered that diluted rum be served to his sailors, from grogram (from his habit of wearing a grogram cloak).]
1. (Brewing) diluted spirit, usually rum, as an alcoholic drink
2. (Brewing) informal chiefly Austral and NZ alcoholic drink in general, esp spirits
[C18: from Old Grog, nickname of Edward Vernon (1684–1757), British admiral, who in 1740 issued naval rum diluted with water; his nickname arose from his grogram cloak]
1. a mixture of rum and water, often flavored with lemon, sugar, and spices and sometimes served hot.
2. any alcoholic drink.
[1760–70; from Old Grog (alluding to his grogram cloak), the nickname of Edward Vernon (d. 1757), British admiral, who in 1740 ordered the mixture to be served, instead of pure spirits, to sailors]