Definition of Malt liquor

1. Noun. A lager of high alcohol content; by law it is considered too alcoholic to be sold as lager or beer.

Exact synonyms: Malt
Generic synonyms: Lager, Lager Beer
Terms within: Malt
Derivative terms: Malt, Malt, Maltster

Definition of Malt liquor

1. Noun. (American English) beer, especially that having a higher than normal alcohol content. ¹

2. Noun. (archaic) Any beverage brewed from malt, including ale, beer and porter, typically having lower alcohol content than modern brews. ¹

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Medical Definition of Malt liquor

1. A beverage brewed from malt, such as beer or ale. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Malt Liquor

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malt liquor (current term)
malt loaf
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malt sugar
malt vinegar
malt whiskey
malt whiskeys
malt whisky
malted milk
malted milks

Literary usage of Malt liquor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1921)
""It devolves on the state, therefore, to prove that the beer sold was either a malt liquor or that It was, In fact, an Intoxicating liquor." Laws 1911, c. ..."

2. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"malt liquor. The common and approved usage of the term "malt liquor" is "an ... "malt liquor" le a liquor having "neither vinous nor spirituous liquors as ..."

3. The Life and Theatrical Times of Charles Kean, F.S.A. by Fanny Kemble, Kate Field, John William Cole (1882)
"The deplorable practice of swilling adulterated malt liquor two or three times a day, begun in early boy and girlhood among English servants, ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"The brewing company took out a wholesale malt liquor dealer's license, for which It was required by law to pay $500, and It did so of Its own free will. ..."

5. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1914)
"Held, that "malt beverage" Is a malt liquor within the charter provision, ... Beer The term "beer" being presumed to refer to a malt liquor, ..."

6. Canada Year Book by Statistics Canada (1908)
"Manufacture¬ę of malt liquor, 1903-1907. 1 Including quantity used by HM army and navy. TU'. ... malt liquor ..."

7. Government Control of the Liquor Business in Great Britain and the United States by Thomas Nixon Carver (1919)
"[LIMITING ALCOHOLIC CONTENT OF malt liquor] By the President of the United States of America A PROCLAMATION Whereas, under and by virtue of an act of ..."

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