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vodka

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Pronunciation: /ˈvɒdkə
 
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Definition of vodka in English:

noun

[mass noun]
An alcoholic spirit of Russian origin made by distillation of rye, wheat, or potatoes: we stayed up all night drinking vodka [count noun]: he knocked back a vodka and collapsed into the chair
More example sentences
  • Staff gave her a choice of gin, vodka or whisky, before she was given two cupfuls to drink immediately.
  • The weather was lovely but I made the mistake of drinking absinthe, cider then vodka.
  • When they returned home they took bottles of whisky and vodka back with them and another row ensued.

Origin

Russian, diminutive of voda 'water'.

More
  • The name of the clear, strong alcoholic spirit claims that it is just ‘water’—it is a diminutive form of Russian voda ‘water’. Travellers to Russia brought the word back to Britain in the early 19th century. See also water, whisky

Words that rhyme with vodka

polka

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