An allusion to Admiral Edward Vernon (nicknamed "Old Grog" after the grogram coat he habitually wore), who in 1740 ordered his sailors' rum to be watered down.
Also claimed is:
From Catalan, groc (yellow), the colour of the low-quality alcohol.
- Rhymes: -ɒɡ
- an alcoholic beverage made with rum and water, especially that once issued to sailors of the Royal Navy.
- Any alcoholic beverage.
- A type of pre-fired clay that has been ground and screened to a specific particle size.
- (ground clay): firesand
- ^ Dictionary.com
- ^ Etymonline
- ^ Krueger, Dennis (December 1982). "Why On Earth Do They Call It Throwing?" Studio Potter Vol. 11, Number 1. (etymology - cites Illustrated Dictionary of Ceramics.)
grog m (plural grogs)
- grog (drink made from rum)