Cocktail

Cock"tail`

(?), n. 1. A beverage made of brandy, whisky, or gin, iced, flavored, and sweetened. [U. S.]
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2. (Stock Breeding) A horse, not of pure breed, but having only one eighth or one sixteenth impure blood in his veins. Darwin.
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3. A mean, half-hearted fellow; a coward. [Slang, Eng.]
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It was in the second affair that poor little Barney showed he was a cocktail.
Thackeray.
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4. (Zol.) A species of rove beetle; -- so called from its habit of elevating the tail.
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