1An alcoholic liquor distilled from sugar-cane residues or molasses.
- As for the cocktails - gins, rums, vodkas and whiskeys mix effortlessly with exotic Indian and eastern fruits and flavours, the perfect balance of two cultures.
- Drinks range from fine rums and whiskies to brandy, while art works and coffee table books add to an ambience of exclusive sophistication.
- While flavors are all the rage in both vodkas and rums, the market for each spirit type differs.
Mid 17th century: perhaps an abbreviation of obsolete rumbullion, in the same sense.
Words that rhyme with rumbecome, benumb, Brum, bum, chum, crumb, drum, glum, gum, ho-hum, hum, Kara Kum, lum, mum, numb, plum, plumb, Rhum, rhumb, scrum, scum, slum, some, strum, stum, succumb, sum, swum, thrum, thumb, tum, yum-yum
adjective (rummer, rummest)British informal dated
Odd; peculiar: it’s a rum business, certainly they were a rum bunch
More example sentences
- It's certainly a rum old place, this Brave New World.
- Someone had decided to cajole this rum collection of musicians into an all-hands-to-the-pump version of John Lennon's Across the Universe.
- Since time immemorial man has caught fish and whales, but in the past three decades a rum situation has emerged.
Late 18th century: of unknown origin.
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