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

  • n. A mug, especially one for beer, usually holding about a pint.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A beer mug, usually made of ceramic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See Steen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete Scotch spelling of steen, steen.
  • n. An earthenware mug, especially one designed to hold beer.

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

  • n. a mug intended for serving beer
  • n. experimental expatriate United States writer (1874-1946)


German, probably short for Steinkrug, stone jug : Stein, stone (from Middle High German, from Old High German) + Krug, jug.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From German Stein ("stone"). Not used this way in German. Probably a corruption of Steingut ("stoneware") or Steinkrug. Compare Old English stǣna ("stone jug, a pot of stone or earth"). More at stean. (Wiktionary)



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