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Collins (n.)

"iced gin drink served in a tall glass" (called a Collins glass), 1940, American English; earlier Tom Collins (by 1878), of uncertain origin. Popular in early 1940s; bartending purists at the time denied it could be based on anything but gin. The surname (12c.) is from a masc. proper name, a diminutive of Col, itself a pet form of Nicholas (compare Colin).

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Definitions of Collins
1
collins (n.)
tall iced drink of liquor (usually gin) with fruit juice;
Synonyms: Tom Collins
2
Collins (n.)
English writer noted for early detective novels (1824-1889);
Synonyms: Wilkie Collins / William Wilkie Collins
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