beer /bɪə/


I. noun [ mass noun]

1. an alcoholic drink made from yeast-fermented malt flavoured with hops

a pint of beer
[as modifier]
a beer bottle
[ count noun]
he ordered a beer.
II. phrases

beer and skittles
[often with negative]
(Brit.) amusement or enjoyment

life isn’t all beer and skittles.
– origin Old English bēor, of West Germanic origin, based on monastic Latin biber ‘a drink’, from Latin bibere ‘to drink’; related to Dutch bier and German Bier.

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