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Topic: DRINK

Language: Old English
Origin: beor

beer

noun
     
beer
beer S2 W3
1 [uncountable]DFD an alcoholic drink made from malt and hops:
a pint of beer
We sell draught beer (=beer served from a large container, not a bottle).
2 [countable]DFD a glass, bottle, or can of beer:
Do you fancy a beer?
beery adjective:
his beery breath
ginger beer, root beer

; ➔ small beer

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