2 definitions found
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Cocktail \Cock"tail'\, noun
1. A beverage made of brandy, whisky, or gin, iced, flavored,
and sweetened. [U. S.]
2. (Stock Breeding) A horse, not of pure breed, but having
only one eighth or one sixteenth impure blood in his
3. A mean, half-hearted fellow; a coward. [Slang, Eng.]
It was in the second affair that poor little Barney
showed he was a cocktail. --Thackeray.
4. (Zool.) A species of rove beetle; -- so called from its
habit of elevating the tail.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
1: a short mixed drink
2: an appetizer served as a first course at a meal
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