One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large drinking glass.
- ‘In addition to bowls, rummers, water jugs and wine coolers, there are a number of rare decanters including several by the Cork Glass Company.’
- ‘Current stock includes a set of eight rummers, at €280 each, a delightful typically Irish perfume flask and an unusual Cork-made, double flask circa 1800.’
- ‘Other drinking-glasses of the period included goblets, rummers, cider, dram, and spiritglasses, as well as mugs and glass tankards.’
- ‘The goblet came from a local collector and the rummer from an Ashford estate and were purchased by the same private Surrey commission bidder.’
Mid 17th century: of Low Dutch origin; related to Dutch roemer; the original meaning is perhaps ‘Roman glass’.
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