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noun

[mass noun]
1An alcoholic spirit distilled from sugar-cane residues or molasses: she fortified herself with a large tot of rum [count noun]: buy him a rum and he’ll tell you his life story
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  • 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.
1.1North American Intoxicating drink.
Example sentences
  • He said it was the liquor, rum and rotgut, which made him ill, but all of our servants couldn't lift him up straight when the doctor came a visiting, and I reckon it was something worse.

Origin

Mid 17th century: perhaps an abbreviation of obsolete rumbullion, in the same sense.

Words that rhyme with rum

become, 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

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adjective (rummer, rummest)

British informal , dated
Odd; peculiar: it’s a rum business, certainly
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  • 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.
Synonyms

Phrases

a rum go

1
dated A surprising occurrence or unforeseen turn of events.

Derivatives

rumly

1
adverb

rumness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • I seem to remember the captain pointing out its rumness in a less polite way in the recent series too.

Origin

Late 18th century: of unknown origin.

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