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A mixed alcoholic drink, especially a frothy one of rum or gin and bitters.
deception, trick, cheat, hoax, subterfuge, stratagem, wile, ruse, artifice, swindle, racketView synonyms
- ‘The concierge thrust a rum swizzle at me as the calypso band struck up a bright number.’
- ‘They are giddy with jetlag and an unspecified number of rum swizzles (an evening ritual) from the Yankee Clipper.’
Stir (a drink) with a swizzle stick.
deceive, trick, dupe, outwit, fool, delude, cheat, take in, bluff, hoax, mislead, misguide, lead on, defraud, double-cross, swindle, gull, finagle, get the better ofView synonyms
- ‘Pour on the vodka, the raspberry liqueur, then the juice, then the soda. Swizzle it all with a swizzle stick and you're good to go.’
Early 19th century: of unknown origin.
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