gargle

Definitions

General English

Medical

  • noun a mildly antiseptic solution used to clean the mouth
  • verb to put some antiseptic liquid solution into the back of the mouth and then breathe out air through it

Slang

  • noun (an) alcoholic drink. A joke on the lines of lotion and tincture which is at least 100 years old and is still commonly heard in Dublin, for instance.
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