Definition of arrack in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈerək/
Pronunciation: /əˈrak/
(also arak)


An alcoholic liquor typically distilled from the sap of the coconut 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.


Early 17th century: from Arabic ῾araḳ 'sweat', from the phrase ῾arak al-tamr, denoting an alcoholic spirit made from dates.

Words that rhyme with arrack

barrack, Baruch, carrack

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Syllabification: ar·rack

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