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near beer

n.
A malt liquor that does not contain enough alcohol to be considered an alcoholic beverage.

near′ beer′


n.
a malt beverage similar to beer but containing less than ½ percent alcohol.
[1905–10, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.near beer - drink that resembles beer but with less than 1/2 percent alcohol
beverage, drinkable, potable, drink - any liquid suitable for drinking; "may I take your beverage order?"
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