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(1671–1734), Scottish outlaw; born Robert Macgregor. His reputation as a Scottish Robin Hood was exaggerated in Sir Walter Scott's novel of the same name (1817).
A cocktail made of Scotch whisky and vermouth.
- ‘The days of Scotch and ginger ale, even a Rob Roy, are long over according to these pros.’
- ‘Don't order things that are otherwise hard, like a Rob Roy, since downing them without alcohol will surely give you away as a novice drinker.’
- ‘‘Well,’ grandpa explains, ‘there's also a Rob Roy, which is Vermouth and Scotch.’’
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