from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A drink consisting of milk or cream, sugar, and eggs beaten together and often mixed with an alcoholic liquor such as rum or brandy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A beverage based on milk, eggs, sugar, and nutmeg; often made alcoholic with rum, brandy or whisky; popular at Christmas.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A drink consisting of eggs beaten up with sugar, milk, and (usually) wine or spirits.
  • n. A drink make from eggs beaten with milk, cream, and sugar, often spiked with rum or other alcoholic liquor, and sometimes seasoned with cinnamon; usually spelled eggnog. It is a traditional drink served at social gatherings during the Christmas season.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sweet, rich and stimulating cold drink made of eggs, milk, sugar, and spirits.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a punch made of sweetened milk or cream mixed with eggs and usually alcoholic liquor


egg1 + nog, ale.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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