Adam's ale

Adam's ale
m1Noun. Water.

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • Adam's ale — Adam Ad am, n. 1. The name given in the Bible to the first man, the progenitor of the human race. [1913 Webster] 2. (As a symbol) Original sin; human frailty. [1913 Webster] And whipped the offending Adam out of him. Shak. [1913 Webster] {Adam s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adam's ale — (dated, humorous) water …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Adam's ale — noun Water. They have beene shut up in prisons and dungeons [...] allowed onely a poore pittance of Adams Ale, and scarce a penny bread a day to support their lives. Syn: Adams wine …   Wiktionary

  • Adam's ale — Meaning Water. Origin Supposedly the only drink available to the biblical character Adam the brewing industry was presumably not then established …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • adam's ale — noun Usage: usually capitalized 1st A Etymology: after the biblical Adam; from its being provided by nature and thus presumably being the only drink in the Garden of Eden : water …   Useful english dictionary

  • Adam's ale — Facetious. water. [1635 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • adam's ale — water, drink that imparts life …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Adam's ale — Water! …   Scottish slang

  • Adam's ale — noun dated, humorous water …   English new terms dictionary

  • Adam's ale — /ædəmz ˈeɪl/ (say aduhmz ayl) noun Colloquial water …  

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