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September 01, 2005

What is Eggnog?

Eggnog is a traditional holiday drink invented by the English. Many people wonder where the word "eggnog" comes from. The first syllable comes from the English word "egg", meaning "egg". I don't know where the "nog" comes from.

To make eggnog, you'll need rum, whiskey, wine, gin and, if they are in season, eggs...

Posted by Peskie at September 1, 2005 12:00 PM


1630, "small cup, mug," later "small drink" (1693), of unknown origin, possibly related to Norfolk dial. nog "strong ale" (now chiefly in eggnog). Informal meaning "head" first attested 1866 in Amer.Eng.
(From the dictionary of etymology online).

(I know you were probably quoting something - but I got curious.)

Btw, I have a typekey identity but my logins don't seem to 'take' lately.

Posted by: Kathy K at September 4, 2005 08:18 AM