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arrack

Line breaks: ar¦rack
Pronunciation: /ˈarək
 
, əˈrak
 
/
(also arak)

Definition of arrack in English:

noun

[mass noun]
An alcoholic spirit made in Eastern countries from the sap of the coco palm or from rice.
Example sentences
  • According to one of the three security officers at the warehouse, four masked men armed with a pistol entered the premises and forced them at gunpoint to gulp down a bottle of arrack, a strong alcoholic drink.
  • The police exhorted the villagers to keep away from the influence of alcohol and illicit distilled arrack in the interest of their health.
  • Also popular is arak, the anise-flavored alcohol produced in the region.

Origin

early 17th century: from Arabic ‘araq 'sweat', from the phrase ‘arak al-tamr, denoting an alcoholic spirit made from dates.

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