There are 2 definitions of rum in English:

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noun

[mass noun]
  • 1An alcoholic spirit distilled from sugar-cane residues or molasses: she fortified herself with a large tot of rum [count noun]: buy him a rum and he’ll tell you his life story
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    • As for the cocktails - gins, rums, vodkas and whiskeys mix effortlessly with exotic Indian and eastern fruits and flavours, the perfect balance of two cultures.
    • Drinks range from fine rums and whiskies to brandy, while art works and coffee table books add to an ambience of exclusive sophistication.
    • While flavors are all the rage in both vodkas and rums, the market for each spirit type differs.
  • 1.1North American Intoxicating drink.
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    • He said it was the liquor, rum and rotgut, which made him ill, but all of our servants couldn't lift him up straight when the doctor came a visiting, and I reckon it was something worse.

Origin

mid 17th century: perhaps an abbreviation of obsolete rumbullion, in the same sense.

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There are 2 definitions of rum in English:

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Pronunciation: /rʌm
 
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adjective (rummer, rummest)

British informal , • dated

Phrases

a rum go

dated A surprising occurrence or unforeseen turn of events.

Derivatives

rumly

adverb

rumness

noun
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  • I seem to remember the captain pointing out its rumness in a less polite way in the recent series too.

Origin

late 18th century: of unknown origin.

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