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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Unknown; many unproven stories exist. The word first appeared in 1806 (see citation below). The non-drink sense is by extension of the drink sense.

NounEdit

cocktail (plural cocktails)

  1. A mixed alcoholic beverage.
    They visited a pub noted for the wide range of cocktails they serve.
    • 1806, 13 May 1806 edition of Balance and Columbian Repository, published by Hudson, New York, (first appearance in print):
      Cocktail is a stimulating liquor composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters — it is vulgarly called a bittered sling and is supposed to be an excellent electioneering potion, inasmuch as it renders the heart stout and bold, at the same time that it fuddles the head.
  2. A mixture of other substances.
    Scientists found a cocktail of pollutants in the river downstream from the chemical factory.
    a cocktail of illegal drugs
  3. A horse, not of pure breed, but having only one eighth or one sixteenth impure blood in its veins.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Darwin to this entry?)
  4. (Britain, slang, dated) A mean, half-hearted fellow; a coward.
    • Thackeray
      It was in the second affair that poor little Barney showed he was a cocktail.
  5. A species of rove beetle, so called from its habit of elevating the tail.

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AdjectiveEdit

cocktail (comparative more cocktail, superlative most cocktail)

  1. (obsolete) Ostentatiously lacking in manners.
    • 1830, Sporting Magazine:
      It looks very cocktail to be seen riding through the streets of London in a scarlet coat ;
    • 1840, The Sporting magazine:
      The Prince had nothing particular about him but a monstrous smart whip with a gold stag for a handle, which was pronounced a very cocktail looking instrument by the Leicestershire farmers, with whom His Serene Highness is no favorite
    • 2008, Christine Kelly, Mrs Duberly's War: Journal and Letters from the Crimea, 1854-6, →ISBN:
      She always goes about with a brace of loaded revolvers in her belt!! Very cocktail and no occasion for it

VerbEdit

cocktail (third-person singular simple present cocktails, present participle cocktailing, simple past and past participle cocktailed)

  1. (transitive) To adulterate (fuel, etc.) by mixing in other substances.
  2. (transitive) To treat (a person) to cocktails.
    He dined and cocktailed her at the most exclusive bars and restaurants.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English cocktail, which is of unclear origin

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɔkteːl/
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NounEdit

cocktail m (plural cocktails, diminutive cocktailtje n)

  1. A cocktail

Derived termsEdit


FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English cocktail, which is of unclear origin.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: cock‧tail
  • IPA(key): /ˈkoktɑi̯l/, [ˈko̞kt̪ɑi̯l]
  • IPA(key): /ˈkoktei̯l/, [ˈko̞kt̪e̞i̯l]

NounEdit

cocktail

  1. cocktail (mixed drink)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of cocktail (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative cocktail cocktailit
genitive cocktailin cocktailien
partitive cocktailia cocktaileja
illative cocktailiin cocktaileihin
singular plural
nominative cocktail cocktailit
accusative nom. cocktail cocktailit
gen. cocktailin
genitive cocktailin cocktailien
partitive cocktailia cocktaileja
inessive cocktailissa cocktaileissa
elative cocktailista cocktaileista
illative cocktailiin cocktaileihin
adessive cocktaililla cocktaileilla
ablative cocktaililta cocktaileilta
allative cocktailille cocktaileille
essive cocktailina cocktaileina
translative cocktailiksi cocktaileiksi
instructive cocktailein
abessive cocktailitta cocktaileitta
comitative cocktaileineen

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English cocktail, which is of unclear origin

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cocktail m (plural cocktails)

  1. A cocktail
  2. (metonymically) A cocktail party

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English cocktail, which is of unclear origin.

NounEdit

cocktail m (invariable)

  1. A cocktail
  2. A cocktail party

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From English cocktail

NounEdit

cocktail m (definite singular cocktailen, indefinite plural cocktailer, definite plural cocktailene)

  1. a cocktail

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English cocktail

NounEdit

cocktail m (definite singular cocktailen, indefinite plural cocktailar, definite plural cocktailane)

  1. a cocktail

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SpanishEdit

NounEdit

cocktail m (plural cocktails or cocktail)

  1. cocktail

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English cocktail, which is of unclear origin.

NounEdit

cocktail c

  1. cocktail

DeclensionEdit

Declension of cocktail 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative cocktail cocktailen cocktailar cocktailarna
Genitive cocktails cocktailens cocktailars cocktailarnas

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VietnameseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English cocktail, which is of unclear origin.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cocktail

  1. cocktail

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