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Definition of "vinegar" []

  • An impure dilute solution of acetic acid obtained by fermentation beyond the alcohol stage and used as a condiment and preservative. (noun)
  • Sourness of speech or mood; ill temper. (noun)
  • Liveliness and enthusiasm; vim. (noun)

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 "vinegar" in a sentence
  • "But I don't see how the vinegar is the substitute ..."
  • "In vindaloo, the vinegar is an influence from the Portuguese merchants who carried wine -- but because of the long trip some would sour and they would find a cooking use for it."
  • "Beeper, the vinegar is there to help activate the baking soda."