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advocaat Line breaks: ad¦vo|caat
Pronunciation: /ˈadvəkɑː/

Definition of advocaat in English:


[mass noun]
A liqueur made with eggs, sugar, and brandy.
Example sentences
  • So I asked for the only drink I knew: advocaat and cherry brandy.
  • I bought a bottle of advocaat today for Christmas.
  • I also got some advocaat toffees and I like those too.


1930s: from Dutch, literally 'advocate' (being originally considered a lawyer's drink).

  • This word for a liqueur made of eggs, sugar, and brandy, is an adoption of the Dutch word for ‘advocate’: it was originally considered ‘a lawyer's drink’, and this was the meaning of the full form in Dutch: advocatenborrel. Advocate (Middle English) comes from Latin advocare ‘to call to one's aid’.

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