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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rum  \Rum\,  n.  [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. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rum  \Rum\,  a.  [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. 
  [Slang]  --Dickens. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rum  \Rum\,  n. 
  A  queer  or  odd  person  or  thing  a  country  parson.  [Slang, 
  Obs.]  --Swift. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  rum 
  adj  :  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"  [syn:  {curious},  {funny},  {odd},  {peculiar}, 
  {queer},  {rummy},  {singular}] 
  n  1:  distilled  from  fermented  molasses 
  2:  a  card  game  based  on  collecting  sets  and  sequences;  the 
  winner  is  the  first  to  meld  all  their  cards  [syn:  {rummy}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  RUM,  n.  Generically,  fiery  liquors  that  produce  madness  in  total 
  abstainers. 
 
 




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