Definition for DRAM

DRAM, n. [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. – Dryden.
  3. As much spirituous liquor as is drank at once; as, a dram of brandy. Drams are the slow poison of life. – Swift.
  4. Spirit; distilled liquor. – Pope.

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