Definition of vodka in English:

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vodka

Pronunciation: /ˈvädkə/

noun

An alcoholic spirit of Russian origin made by distillation of rye, wheat, or potatoes.
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

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Syllabification: vod·ka

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