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Adjective, Noun


Noun rum has 2 senses

Adjective rum has 1 sense

  • rum(s = adj.all) curious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rummy, singular - beyond or deviating from the usual or expected; "a curious hybrid accent"; "her speech has a funny twang"; "they have some funny ideas about war"; "had an odd name"; "the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves"; "something definitely queer about this town"; "what a rum fellow"; "singular behavior"


rumn. [probably shortened from Prov. E. rumbullion a great tumult, formerly applied in the island of Barbadoes to an intoxicating liquor.].
     A kind of intoxicating liquor distilled from cane juice, or from the scummings of the boiled juice, or from treacle or molasses, or from the lees of former distillations. Also, sometimes used colloquially as a generic or a collective name for intoxicating liquor.  [1913 Webster]
Rum bud, a grog blossom. [Colloq.] -- Rum shrub, a drink composed of rum, water, sugar, and lime juice or lemon juice, with some flavoring extract.
ruma. [Formerly rome, a slang word for good; possibly of Gypsy origin; cf. Gypsy rom a husband, a gypsy.].
     Old-fashioned; queer; odd; as, a rum idea; a rum fellow.  Dickens.  [1913 Webster]
     A queer or odd person or thing; a country parson.  Swift.  [1913 Webster]


rum, n.
1 a spirit distilled from sugar-cane residues or molasses.
2 US intoxicating liquor.

rum baba see BABA.
rum, adj. Brit. colloq.
1 odd, strange, queer.
2 difficult, dangerous.

rum go (or start) colloq. a surprising occurrence or unforeseen turn of affairs.
rumly adv. rumness n.
16th-c. cant, orig. = fine, spirited, perh. var. of ROM



n. Generically, fiery liquors that produce madness in total abstainers.



John Barleycorn, OK, absurd, ace-high, alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, aqua vitae, ardent spirits, bad, bang-up, beverage, bizarre, bonzer, booze, boss, brew, bully, but good, cool, corking, crackerjack, curious, dandy, delicious, drink, ducky, eccentric, fab, fine and dandy, freaked out, freaky, funny, gear, great, grog, groovy, hard liquor, heavy, hot, hunky-dory, idiosyncratic, inebriant, intoxicant, intoxicating liquor, jam-up, just dandy, keen, kooky, liquor, little brown jug, marvy, mean, neat, nifty, nobby, odd, oddball, off, off the wall, okay, out, out of sight, outlandish, passing strange, peachy, peachy-keen, peculiar, potable, potation, punch bowl, quaint, queer, ripping, schnapps, scrumptious, singular, slap-up, smashing, social lubricant, solid, something else, spiffing, spiffy, spirits, strange, strong drink, strong waters, stunning, swell, the Demon Rum, the bottle, the cup, the flowing bowl, the luscious liquor, the ruddy cup, tough, toxicant, unearthly, water of life, weird, wizard, wondrous strange




N drunkenness, intemperance, drinking, inebriety, inebriation, ebriety, ebriosity, insobriety, intoxication, temulency, bibacity, wine bibbing, comtation, potation, deep potations, bacchanals, bacchanalia, libations, bender, oinomania, dipsomania, delirium tremens, alcohol, alcoholism, mania a potu, drink, alcoholic drinks, blue ruin, grog, port wine, punch, punch bowl, cup, rosy wine, flowing bowl, drop, drop too much, dram, beer, aguardiente, apple brandy, applejack, brandy, brandy smash, chain lightning, champagne, cocktail, gin, ginsling, highball, peg, rum, rye, schnapps, sherry, sling, uisquebaugh, usquebaugh, whisky, xeres, drunkard, sot, toper, tippler, bibber, wine-bibber, lush, hard drinker, gin drinker, dram drinker, soaker, sponge, tun, love pot, toss pot, thirsty soul, reveler, carouser, Bacchanal, Bacchanalian, Bacchal, Bacchante, devotee to Bacchus, bum, guzzler, tavern haunter, drunk, tipsy, intoxicated, inebrious, inebriate, inebriated, in one's cups, in a state of intoxication, temulent, temulentive, bombed, smashed, fuddled, mellow, cut, boozy, fou, fresh, merry, elevated, flustered, disguised, groggy, beery, top-heavy, potvaliant, glorious, potulent, squiffy, overcome, overtaken, whittled, screwed, tight, primed, corned, raddled, sewed up, lushy, nappy, muddled, muzzy, obfuscated, maudlin, crapulous, dead drunk, woozy, buzzed, flush, flushed, inter pocula, in liquor, the worse for liquor, having had a drop too much, half seas over, three sheets in the wind, three sheets to the wind, under the table, drunk as a lord, drunk as a skunk, drunk as a piper, drunk as a fiddler, drunk as Chloe, drunk as an owl, drunk as David's sow, drunk as a wheelbarrow, drunken, bibacious, sottish, given to drink, addicted to drink, addicted to the bottle, toping, nunc est bibendum, Bacchus ever fair and young, drink down all unkindness, O that men should put an enemy in their mouths to.


N ridiculousness, comicality, oddity, extravagance, drollery, farce, comedy, burlesque, buffoonery, frippery, doggerel verses, absurdity, bombast, anticlimax, bathos, eccentricity, monstrosity, laughingstock, ridiculous, ludicrous, comical, droll, funny, laughable, pour rire, grotesque, farcical, odd, whimsical, whimsical as a dancing bear, fanciful, fantastic, queer, rum, quizzical, quaint, bizarre, screaming, eccentric, strange, outlandish, out of the way, baroque, weird, awkward, extravagant, outre, monstrous, preposterous, bombastic, inflated, stilted, burlesque, mock heroic, drollish, seriocomic, tragicomic, gimcrack, contemptible, doggerel, ironical, risible, risum teneatis amici, rideret Heraclitus, du sublime au ridicule il n'y a qu'un pas.

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