Definition of


  1. (noun, food) sour-tasting liquid produced usually by oxidation of the alcohol in wine or cider and used as a condiment or food preservative
  2. (noun, substance) dilute acetic acid

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Synonyms of Vinegar


Alternate forms of Vinegar

Hyponyms: chili vinegar, cider vinegar, wine vinegar

Hypernyms: acetic acid, condiment, ethanoic acid

Origin of the word Vinegar

  1. c.1300, from O.Fr. vinaigre, from vin "wine" (from L. vinum, see wine) + aigre "sour" (see eager). In L., it was vinum acetum "wine turned sour;" cf. also Gk. oxos "wine vinegar," which is related to oxys "sharp" (see acrid). more

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Words that sound like Vinegar

vangueria, vanisher, vanquisher, vena emissaria, vena hemiazygos accessoria, venushair, vinegary, von mauser

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