One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An alcoholic spirit of Russian origin made by distillation of rye, wheat, or potatoes.
strong liquor, liquor, strong drinkView synonyms
- ‘First they ran out of cider, then they ran out of vodka - things were looking grave.’
- ‘He said the main problem was that there was too much focus on alcohol, particularly the sale of cheap vodka.’
- ‘Staff gave her a choice of gin, vodka or whisky, before she was given two cupfuls to drink immediately.’
- ‘He would pretend that he wanted a packet of crisps or chocolate, but secretly was buying a bottle of vodka.’
- ‘The weather was lovely but I made the mistake of drinking absinthe, cider then vodka.’
- ‘The next day we went to a liquor store and bought a big bottle of vodka.’
- ‘She had drunk a litre of cider and three shorts of vodka and had taken too high a dose of her prescribed medicine.’
- ‘When they returned home they took bottles of whisky and vodka back with them and another row ensued.’
- ‘He was a harder nut to crack, but at least he could drink an awful lot of vodka.’
- ‘The vodka and whisky are flowing and it's just about time to chill out on the sofa with a good film.’
- ‘I apologise profusely - to all concerned, I was very drunk and it is never a good idea to mix beer, double vodkas and wine.’
- ‘Had enough vodka and beers on Friday and Sunday to last a lifetime, thank you very much.’
- ‘He drunk three to four pints plus some vodka and lemonade but was not drunk.’
- ‘We sat up late again drinking vodka and somehow the mood was a bit subdued.’
- ‘Saturday was a bit of a sleep in, what with all the wine and vodka from the night before.’
- ‘He took a couple of shots of vodka, redid his tie, and walked out of the room.’
- ‘Although most brands of grain alcohol are practically tasteless, vodkas, brandy and bourbon have differing tastes according to the distiller.’
- ‘In July she had spent the evening at a nearby pub when she had had several pints and a glass of vodka and orange.’
- ‘They noticed a female passenger sitting in the central aisle with an empty bottle of vodka on her table tray.’
- ‘Unlike many heavily flavored vodkas, this grapefruit vodka is tangy and slightly bitter, but not aggressive or overwhelming.’
Russian, diminutive of voda ‘water’.
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