Definition of beer in English:


Syllabification: beer
Pronunciation: /bi(ə)r


  • An alcoholic drink made from yeast-fermented malt flavored with hops: a pint of beer I’m dying for a beer
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    • Brewers use several methods to produce beers and lagers with low alcohol content.
    • They decide to spend a long weekend, catching up and drinking beers, as snow falls.
    • We drank a few beers and Bill loved it: Ada was exactly as he thought my friends would be.
    ale, brew
    informal brewski, suds, pint


beer and skittles

[often with negative] British Amusement or enjoyment: life isn’t all beer and skittles
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  • As we well know, the writer's life is all beer and skittles, answerable to no-one, making vast fortunes from every stroke of the pen… and those fabulous public engagements, reading to masses of adoring fans.
  • Long term intense relationships have parts where you have to work at it - it ain't all beer and skittles.
  • And as he said, working in China isn't all beer and skittles.


Old English bēor, based on monastic Latin biber 'a drink', from Latin bibere 'to drink'; related to Dutch bier and German Bier.

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