Definition of drinking age in English:

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drinking age

noun

The minimum age at which it is legal for a person to buy alcohol: he is still one year under the legal drinking age in Ontario most states had raised the drinking age to 21
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  • Pretty much everybody of legal drinking age who works at Lone Star has tasted the drinks offered on its menu.
  • Students under legal drinking age consumed greater quantities of alcohol than those for whom alcohol consumption is legal.
  • Marijuana is illegal in Britain and the drinking age is 18.

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Syllabification: drink·ing age

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