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Rob Roy

 (rŏb roi′) Originally Robert MacGregor. 1671-1734.
Scottish clan leader and outlaw whose banditry is the subject of Sir Walter Scott's novel Rob Roy (1817).

rob roy

 (rŏb roi′)
n.
A cocktail made with Scotch whisky, sweet vermouth, and bitters.

[After Rob Roy.]
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Rob Roy

(ˈrɒb ˈrɔɪ)
n
(Biography) real name Robert Macgregor. 1671–1734, Scottish outlaw
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Noun1.Rob Roy - Scottish clan leader and outlaw who was the subject of a 1817 novel by Sir Walter Scott (1671-1734)Rob Roy - Scottish clan leader and outlaw who was the subject of a 1817 novel by Sir Walter Scott (1671-1734)
2.Rob Roy - a manhattan cocktail made with Scotch whiskey
Scotch malt whiskey, Scotch malt whisky, Scotch whiskey, Scotch whisky, malt whiskey, malt whisky, Scotch - whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still
manhattan - a cocktail made with whiskey and sweet vermouth with a dash of bitters
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References in classic literature ?
My mother seemed much troubled; she said she had known that horse for years, and that his name was "Rob Roy"; he was a good horse, and there was no vice in him.
What they did with Rob Roy I never knew; but 'twas all for one little hare.
The name of Robin Hood, if duly conjured with, should raise a spirit as soon as that of Rob Roy; and the patriots of England deserve no less their renown in our modern circles, than the Bruces and Wallaces of Caledonia.