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Dram


DRAM, noun [contracted from drachma, which see.]

1. Among druggists and physicians, a weight of the eighth part of an ounce, or sixty grains. In avoirdupois weight, the sixteenth part of an ounce.

2. A small quantity; as no dram of judgment.

3. As much spirituous liquor as is drank at once; as a dram of brandy. Drams are the slow poison of life.

4. Spirit; distilled liquor.

DRAM, verb intransitive To drink drams; to indulge in the use of ardent spirit. [ A low word expressing a low practice.]