Definición de cocktail en inglés:

cocktail

Saltos de línea: cock|tail
Pronunciación: /ˈkɒkteɪl
 
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sustantivo

1An alcoholic drink consisting of a spirit or spirits mixed with other ingredients, such as fruit juice or cream: [as modifier]: a cocktail bar
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The fight came at the end of a night's clubbing during which the prince is reported to have drunk vodka cocktails, tequila and beer.
  • Just as my fellow students were intimidated by formal grammar, a lot of otherwise sophisticated people are intimidated by spirits, cocktails and mixed drinks.
  • Spring is the time in her restaurant for rum drinks, cocktails with fruit and drinks with fizz.
1.1A mixture of substances or factors, especially when dangerous or unpleasant: he was killed by a cocktail of drink and drugs
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  • The company is focusing on getting its cocktail, a mixture of three drugs, to market.
  • A well-known technique is to give horses a cocktail of substances from the same family of drugs.
  • A cocktail of substances is now burning from several storage containers, but fire authorities say the blaze is well under control.
2A dish consisting of small pieces of food, typically served cold as an hors d’oeuvre: a prawn cocktail
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • On the menu are such delights of Olde England: prawn cocktail, steak Diane and banana flambé
  • A tempting array of starters ranged from melon, garlic bread and prawn cocktail through to pasta dishes which could have been a main course in themselves.
  • Her preferences seem to rest mainly on seafood cocktails, shrimp and tilapia - a fish I normally find to be insipid stuff.

Origen

early 17th century: from cock1 + tail1. The original use was as an adjective describing a creature with a tail like that of a cock, specifically a horse with a docked tail; hence (because hunters and coach-horses were generally docked) a racehorse which was not a thoroughbred, having a cock-tailed horse in its pedigree (early 19th century). sense 1 (originally US, also early 19th century) is perhaps analogous, from the idea of an adulterated spirit.

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