n. A beverage made of brandy, whisky, or gin, iced, flavored, and sweetened. A drink, strong, stimulating, and cold, made of spirits, bitters, and a little sugar, with various aromatic or stimulating additions or substitutions. The two most popular cocktails are the Martini and the Manhattan, the basis of which respectively is gin and whiskey. The daiquiri, which is made from rum, is also a popular drink.
- (Stock Breeding) A horse, not of pure breed, but having only one eighth or one sixteenth impure blood in his veins.
- A mean, half-hearted fellow; a coward.
- (Zool.) A species of rove beetle; - so called from its habit of elevating the tail.