how to pronounce cocktail

kɒktɛɪl

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“… the pipes contain a cocktail of highly …”

meanings of cocktail

noun:

  1. A mixture of other substances or things.
  2. A mean, half-hearted fellow; a coward.
  3. A mixed alcoholic beverage.
  4. A horse, not of pure breed, but having only one eighth or one sixteenth impure blood in its veins.
  5. A species of rove beetle, so called from its habit of elevating the tail.

verb:

  1. To adulterate (fuel, etc.) by mixing in other substances.
  2. To treat (a person) to cocktails.

adjective:

  1. Ostentatiously lacking in manners.