Main definitions of manhattan in English

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manhattan1

noun

  • A cocktail made of vermouth and whisky, sometimes with a dash of bitters.

    • ‘Upstairs, a restaurant offers manhattans with organic meals and a coal fire warms your soul in the bar.’
    • ‘I got into a screaming match with their CEO after a few too many manhattans.’
    • ‘Opened in 1995, your castle is actually an American bar, specialising in Martinis and manhattans for a metropolitan crowd of Viennese elite.’
    • ‘Martinis and manhattans are as popular as ever.’
    • ‘Relax on tan leather sofas drinking cosmopolitans and manhattans.’
    • ‘New Yorkers meet Californians and clash over Martinis and manhattans while the city view from here is as stunning as those hairstyles.’
    • ‘Lie back on Persian cushions with Martinis or manhattans and take that magic carpet ride.’
    • ‘We get manhattans, Martinis, the odd margarita.’

Pronunciation

manhattan

/manˈhat(ə)n/

Main definitions of manhattan in English

: manhattan1Manhattan2

Manhattan2

proper noun

  • An island near the mouth of the Hudson River forming part of the city of New York. The site of the original Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam, it is now a borough containing the commercial and cultural centre of New York City.

Origin

Named after the Algonquin tribe from whom the Dutch settlers claimed to have bought the island in 1626.

Pronunciation

Manhattan

/manˈhat(ə)n/