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rum 1

 (rŭm)
n.
1. An alcoholic liquor distilled from fermented molasses or sugarcane.
2. Intoxicating beverages.

[Probably short for obsolete rumbullion.]

rum 2

 (rŭm)
adj. rum·mer, rum·mest Chiefly British
1. Odd; strange.
2. Presenting danger or difficulty.

[Origin unknown.]

rum

(rʌm)
n
(Brewing) spirit made from sugar cane, either coloured brownish-red by the addition of caramel or by maturation in oak containers, or left white
[C17: perhaps shortened from C16 rumbullion, of uncertain origin]

rum

(rʌm)
adj, rummer or rummest
slang Brit strange; peculiar; odd
[C19: perhaps from Romany rom man]
ˈrumly adv
ˈrumness n

rum

(rʌm)
n
(Card Games) short for rummy1

rum1

(rʌm)

n.
1. an alcoholic liquor or spirit distilled from molasses or some other fermented sugarcane product.
2. any intoxicating liquor.
[1645–55; perhaps short for obsolete rumbullion, rumbustion]

rum2

(rʌm)

adj. Chiefly Brit.
1. odd, strange, or queer: a rum fellow.
2. problematic; difficult.
[1765–75; orig. uncertain]

rum3

(rʌm)

n.

Rum.

1. Rumania.
2. Rumanian.

rum

- Once known as rumbo, rumbowling, rumbustion, or rumbullion—from a Devonshire word meaning "uproar."
See also related terms for uproar.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rum - liquor distilled from fermented molassesrum - liquor distilled from fermented molasses
booze, hard drink, hard liquor, John Barleycorn, liquor, spirits, strong drink - an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
grog - rum cut with water
demerara rum, demerara - dark rum from Guyana
Jamaica rum - heavy pungent rum from Jamaica
daiquiri, rum cocktail - a cocktail made with rum and lime or lemon juice
swizzle - any of various tall frothy mixed drinks made usually of rum and lime juice and sugar shaken with ice
hot toddy, toddy - a mixed drink made of liquor and water with sugar and spices and served hot
Tom and Jerry - hot rum toddy with a beaten egg
zombi, zombie - several kinds of rum with fruit juice and usually apricot liqueur
planter's punch - a cocktail made of rum and lime or lemon juice with sugar and sometimes bitters
2.rum - a card game based on collecting sets and sequences; the winner is the first to meld all their cards
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
gin rummy, knock rummy, gin - a form of rummy in which a player can go out if the cards remaining in their hand total less than 10 points
basket rummy, canasta, meld - a form of rummy using two decks of cards and four jokers; jokers and deuces are wild; the object is to form groups of the same rank
Adj.1.rum - beyond or deviating from the usual or expected; "a curious hybrid accent"; "her speech has a funny twang"; "they have some funny ideas about war"; "had an odd name"; "the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves"; "something definitely queer about this town"; "what a rum fellow"; "singular behavior"
strange, unusual - being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird; "a strange exaltation that was indefinable"; "a strange fantastical mind"; "what a strange sense of humor she has"

rum

adjective (Brit. slang) strange, odd, suspect, funny, unusual, curious, weird, suspicious, peculiar, dodgy (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. informal), queer, singular It was a rum sort of joke.

rum

adjective
British Slang. Deviating from the customary:
Slang: kooky, screwball.
British Slang: rummy.
Translations
رومروم: شَراب كُحولي
rum
rom
rommi
rum
rum
romm
ラム
럼주
romas
rum
rum
rom
เหล้ารัม
rượu rum

rum

1 [rʌm]
A. N (= drink) → ron m
B. CPD rum toddy N ron con agua caliente y azúcar

rum

2 [rʌm] ADJ (Brit) → raro

rum

[ˈrʌm]
nrhum m
adj (British) (old-fashioned)bizarre

rum

1
nRum m; rum toddyGrog m

rum

2
adj (dated Brit inf) → komisch (inf); person alsokauzig; they’re a rum lotdas sind mir (so) die Rechten (inf)

rum

1 [rʌm] n (drink) → rum m inv

rum

2 [rʌm] adj (-mer (comp) (-mest (superl))) (Brit) (fam) → strambo/a

rum

(ram) noun
a type of alcoholic drink, a spirit made from sugar cane. a bottle of rum.

rum

روم rum rom Rum ρούμι ron rommi rhum rum rum ラム 럼주 rum rom rum rum ром rom เหล้ารัม rom rượu rum 朗姆酒

rum

n ron m
References in classic literature ?
"Fifteen men on the dead man's chest-- Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!"
A very little boy stood upon a heap of gravel for the honor of Rum Alley.
Wopsle parted from us at the door of the Jolly Bargemen, and Joe went all the way home with his mouth wide open, to rinse the rum out with as much air as possible.
Anatole kept on refilling Pierre's glass while explaining that Dolokhov was betting with Stevens, an English naval officer, that he would drink a bottle of rum sitting on the outer ledge of the third floor window with his legs hanging out.
We don't want thunder; we want rum; give us a glass of rum.
Now he had come again with one of those other miscreants who at least had knelt before him and brought rum and many other presents.
And in the Marquesas were several white men, a lot of sickly natives, much magnificent scenery, plenty of trade rum, an immense quantity of absinthe, but neither whisky nor gin.
Mr Dolls collapsed in his chair, and faintly said 'Threepenn'orth Rum.'
A sailor was rubbing his limbs with a woollen cloth; another, whom he recognized as the one who had cried out "Courage!" held a gourd full of rum to his mouth; while the third, an old sailer, at once the pilot and captain, looked on with that egotistical pity men feel for a misfortune that they have escaped yesterday, and which may overtake them to-morrow.
"Rum? In the morning?" He sat down and rubbed his eyes as one who tries to shake off some evil dream.
'If I could poison that dear old lady's rum and water,' murmured Quilp, 'I'd die happy.'
He said, "Me die when you bid die, master." So I went and fetched a good dram of rum and gave him; for I had been so good a husband of my rum that I had a great deal left.