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fifth

zero derivation; numeral
A fifth of a gallon of liquor. It is around 750ml and mostly used to refer alcohol(especially hard liquor like gin, vodka, rum, etc)
 
"Last night I bought a fifth of Henessy."
Etymology : It's zero derivation of a fifth, one over five of something is narrowed to a fifth of a gallon of hard liquor.
Source : Conversation between two seniors (Oct 4 2011)
Last modified: 1 December 2011


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