Definition of Switchel

1. n. A beverage of molasses and water, seasoned with vinegar and ginger.



Definition of Switchel

1. Noun. (American English) A beverage of molasses and water, seasoned with vinegar and ginger. ¹

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Definition of Switchel

1. a treacle beer [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Switchel

switchable
switcharoo
switcharoos
switchback
switchbacked
switchbacking
switchbacks
switchblade
switchblade knife
switchblades
switchboard
switchboard operator
switchboarding
switchboards
switched
switchel (current term)
switchels
switcher
switcheroo
switcheroos
switchers
switches
switchgear
switchgirl
switchgirls
switchhook
switchhooks
switchier

Literary usage of Switchel

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1. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison (1891)
"switchel, я. Sweetened water, molasses and water. Switzer, я. Swiss. Swivel, я. I. Caster. 3. Swivel-gun. Swivel-gun, n. Swivel. Swob, n. See SWAB. ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule (1891)
"... va lie .u, whip, lash, swinge, flog, birch, cane, dust one's jacket. switchel, H. Sweetened water, molasses and water. ..."

3. The Borderland of Country Life by Augusta Larned (1919)
"switchel, well shaken, was thought to be not so bad a drink. ... So perhaps switchel was known and honored even in those far-off days. ..."

4. The Borderland of Country Life by Augusta Larned (1919)
"switchel, well shaken, was thought to be not so bad a drink. ... So perhaps switchel was known and honored even in those far-off days. ..."

5. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1839)
"No whale, no switchel,' is frequently the rule ; but / am inclined to think that, whale or no whale, a little rum is not amiss, after a lusty pull. ..."

6. Walks about Washington by Francis Ellington Leupp (1915)
"While we are on the subject of indulgences, we must not overlook a drink called switchel, which was very popular, being compounded of rum, ginger, molasses, ..."

7. The Insurgents: An Historical Novel by Ralph Lockwood (1835)
"No, not if 1 can git switchel, 1 guess," said Zeek. And the landlord with a heavy countenance, and a heart that was sinking down to his very shoes, ..."

8. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison (1891)
"switchel, я. Sweetened water, molasses and water. Switzer, я. Swiss. Swivel, я. I. Caster. 3. Swivel-gun. Swivel-gun, n. Swivel. Swob, n. See SWAB. ..."

9. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule (1891)
"... va lie .u, whip, lash, swinge, flog, birch, cane, dust one's jacket. switchel, H. Sweetened water, molasses and water. ..."

10. The Borderland of Country Life by Augusta Larned (1919)
"switchel, well shaken, was thought to be not so bad a drink. ... So perhaps switchel was known and honored even in those far-off days. ..."

11. The Borderland of Country Life by Augusta Larned (1919)
"switchel, well shaken, was thought to be not so bad a drink. ... So perhaps switchel was known and honored even in those far-off days. ..."

12. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1839)
"No whale, no switchel,' is frequently the rule ; but / am inclined to think that, whale or no whale, a little rum is not amiss, after a lusty pull. ..."

13. Walks about Washington by Francis Ellington Leupp (1915)
"While we are on the subject of indulgences, we must not overlook a drink called switchel, which was very popular, being compounded of rum, ginger, molasses, ..."

14. The Insurgents: An Historical Novel by Ralph Lockwood (1835)
"No, not if 1 can git switchel, 1 guess," said Zeek. And the landlord with a heavy countenance, and a heart that was sinking down to his very shoes, ..."

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