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Definition of "rum" []

  • An alcoholic liquor distilled from fermented molasses or sugar cane. (noun)
  • Intoxicating beverages. (noun)
  • Chiefly British Odd; strange. (adjective)
  • Chiefly British Presenting danger or difficulty. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rum" in a sentence
  • "_It is well known that the rum made upon an estate will seldom pay its contingent expenses, and that frequently bills are drawn on Great Britain to the amount of one thousand pounds, and sometimes two thousand pounds, for the excess of the contingencies over and above the amount of the sale of the rum_: here the attorney finds another avenue of amassing for himself."
  • "This rum is a different animal — strong and arresting."
  • "Appleton Special Jamaica rum is also a light straw color, and has a lovely, delicate nose."