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 ?
"It is the wives, and sisters, and mothers, and they only, who will drive the nails into the coffin of John Barleycorn "
"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.
"But," I hastened to add (I always hasten to add), "John Barleycorn must have his due.
"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.
"No," said Charmian, ignoring John Barleycorn's roughness, as so many women have learned to do.
(As Phil Georgeff would say, "Can't split em.") Die-hard Pale Hoser Rich Roeper was an energizing addition to Roe Conn's WGN-AM (720) crew from John Barleycorn's before Tuesday's Sox-Cubs opener.
One hundred years later, Jack London recounted his struggle with alcoholism in John Barleycorn: Alcoholic Memoirs (1913), and Aleister Crowley wrote a thinly fictionalized account of his heroin addiction in Diary of a Drug Fiend (1922).
WEDNESDAY Back C4, 10pm In the final episode, Andrew has completed transforming the John Barleycorn into a huge success with a brilliant new look and a talented French chef.
In 1862, the Lodges sold up at Menangle and moved to Goulburn where they purchased the ailing John Barleycorn Inn, which they hoped to renovate.