swizzle stick

swizzle stick
noun Date: 1879 a stick used to stir mixed drinks

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Swizzle stick — Swizzle sticks are small sticks placed in cocktails to hold fruit, or merely stir the drink. Commonly made of plastic, the swizzle portion of the swizzle stick name originated from the Caribbean cocktail, Rum Swizzle. [Levine, Joshua. (November… …   Wikipedia

  • swizzle-stick — swizzleˈ stick noun A stick or whisk used to stir a drink • • • Main Entry: ↑swizzle …   Useful english dictionary

  • swizzle stick — ► NOUN ▪ a stick used for frothing up or taking the fizz out of drinks …   English terms dictionary

  • swizzle stick — n. a small rod for stirring mixed drinks …   English World dictionary

  • swizzle stick — UK [ˈswɪz(ə)l ˌstɪk] / US noun [countable] Word forms swizzle stick : singular swizzle stick plural swizzle sticks a small plastic stick used for mixing drinks, especially cocktails …   English dictionary

  • swizzle-stick — n. a drunkard. (From the name of a short stick used to stir an alcoholic drink.) □ That guy is a swizzle stick. Don’t give him any more. □ You had etter slow down, or you will turn into a swizzle stick …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • swizzle stick — noun A small utensil used to mix or stir drinks like iced tea or cocktails. The rum based mixed drink came with a swizzle stick shaped like a pirates sword …   Wiktionary

  • swizzle stick — swiz|zle stick [ˈswızəl ˌstık] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: swizzle type of mixed alcoholic drink (19 20 centuries), perhaps from switchel drink of molasses and water (18 20 centuries)] a small stick for mixing drinks …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • swizzle stick — swiz|zle stick [ swızl ,stık ] noun count a small plastic stick used for mixing drinks, especially COCKTAILS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • swizzle stick — noun a small stick used to stir mixed drinks • Hypernyms: ↑stick …   Useful english dictionary

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