Definition of lager in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈlɑːgə


[mass noun]
  • A kind of effervescent beer which is light in colour and body: a sought-after brand of lager [count noun]: the English habit of sinking a few post-match lagers a free house with a wide range of lagers
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    • Beer, lager and cider were the most popular drinks but there was a sharp increase in alcopops drinkers.
    • Austrian beer, such as the light lagers and heavier Bock - brewed for Christmas and Easter - is on par with the better known German varieties.
    • Winning the quiz, aside from the kudos and respect from your peers, nets you eight pints of beer or lager.


mid 19th century: from German Lagerbier 'beer brewed for keeping', from Lager 'storehouse'. Compare with laager, lair1, and leaguer2.

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