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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: Old Grog, a name given (because he wore a coat of grogram, a type of rough cloth) to Edward Vernon, the 18th-century British navy officer who started the practice of giving sailors rum and water to drink

grog

noun
     
Related topics: Drink
grog [uncountable]
1DFD a strong alcoholic drink, especially rum mixed with water
2 informalDFD any alcoholic drink

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