Share this entry

slivovitz Syllabification: sliv·o·vitz
Pronunciation: /ˈslivəˌvits/

Definition of slivovitz in English:

noun

A type of plum brandy made chiefly in eastern Europe.
Example sentences
  • Making matters worse, our grubby table is littered with empty bottles of a violent homemade slivovitz, or plum brandy, which we should have avoided last night but didn't.
  • They also made their own slivovitz - plum brandy.
  • She remembers people laughing and drinking slivovitz plum brandy.

Origin

Croatian šljivovica, from šljiva 'plum;' compare with sloe.

Words that rhyme with slivovitz

Massachusetts

Definition of slivovitz in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources