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Sunday, June 16

Word of the day: beer

Pronunciation: /bɪə/

Definition of beer 


[mass noun]
an alcoholic drink made from yeast-fermented malt flavoured with hops: a pint of beer

[as modifier]
a beer bottle
[count noun]
he ordered a beer


beer and skittles
[often with negative] British amusement or enjoyment: life isn’t all beer and skittles

Origin: Old English bēor, of West Germanic origin, based on monastic Latin biber 'a drink', from Latin bibere 'to drink'; related to Dutch bier and German Bier

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