Main definitions of manhattan in English

: manhattan1Manhattan2

manhattan1

noun

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

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

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/