Main definitions of margarita in US English:

: margarita1margarita2Margarita3

margarita1

noun

  • A cocktail made with tequila and citrus fruit juice.

    • ‘Still, tequila sales are increasing, both in margaritas and shots.’
    • ‘They offer seven margaritas and at least twice that number of sipping tequilas.’
    • ‘It was clear from the blackboard that it would be a good place for a party, with caipirinhas, minty mojitos and margaritas served by the pitcher.’
    • ‘Slam tequilas, mix margaritas and groove to South Island's hottest salsa and house as DJ's turn the volume up.’
    • ‘I think I will go find a beach somewhere and sit there with a margarita or a mai-tai or something.’
    • ‘That night, the three of us drank mint juleps and margaritas and watched ‘Blacula.’’
    • ‘In real life do you prefer margaritas or beer or whisky?’
    • ‘After a pig roast they made the fire huge and they all sat around the fire drinking beer and margaritas.’
    • ‘The three of us went out to a bar in town and talked for ages over Imperial beer and margaritas.’
    • ‘Choose fruity delights from lemon-rich margaritas to orange-rich sangrias.’
    • ‘Hungry customers gorged on Tex-Mex food and washed it down with beer or margaritas.’
    • ‘Someone has to keep running in and out of the house to mix up a fresh batch of pina coladas, margaritas and the like.’
    • ‘Gary poured Karl's whiskey and he mixed Kat's margarita with too much tequila.’
    • ‘If they bring their own tequila, they can order a pitcher of fresh limeade or watermelon juice to make margaritas.’
    • ‘Drinks include a variety of margaritas, sangria, tequila, rum and, if you don't drink alcohol, strawberry and mango smoothies.’
    • ‘Suppliers and operators agree that customers are becoming more aware of the tequila in their margaritas.’
    • ‘Since you need tequila for this recipe, why not serve margaritas as you cook?’
    • ‘Everything on the menu is best enjoyed with a fishbowl-sized margarita or a lime-injected beer - so dig in.’
    • ‘The wine and margaritas flowed freely, and the cake was just as tasty as the mahi mahi with strawberry salsa.’
    • ‘When I mentioned this, a friend told me she had been burned by drops of lime juice when making margaritas on her patio in the sun.’

Origin

From the Spanish given name equivalent to Margaret.

Pronunciation

margarita

/ˌmɑrɡəˈridə//ˌmärɡəˈrēdə/

Main definitions of margarita in US English:

: margarita1margarita2Margarita3

margarita2

noun & adjective

US
  • ‘we split a Caesar salad and a margarita pizza’
    variant spelling of margherita
    • ‘The pizza Margarita was tasty enough.’
    • ‘The home of the Margarita pizza, Naples offers wonderful opportunities for the feeder.’
    • ‘In the 21 years since, the menu remains the same, along with pizza options and 16 - or 32-ounce margaritas.’
    • ‘Others enjoyed pizzas, which appeared quite decent as far as pizzas go (ranging in price from 2.10 leva for a small Margarita to 7.90 leva for a large pizza with seafood toppings).’
    • ‘We ordered the antipasto and a margarita pizza.’
    • ‘The margarita pizza reminded me of the pizza in Florence.’

Origin

By analogy with margarita.

Pronunciation

margarita

/ˌmɑrɡəˈridə//ˌmärɡəˈrēdə/

Main definitions of margarita in US English:

: margarita1margarita2Margarita3

Margarita3

proper noun

  • An island in the Caribbean Sea, off the coast of Venezuela. Visited by Columbus in 1498, it was used as a base by Simón Bolívar in 1816 during the struggle for independence from Spanish rule.

Pronunciation

Margarita

/ˌmɑrɡəˈridə//ˌmärɡəˈrēdə/