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Chaser

noun; other word formation type Affixation
The liquid chosen to be consumed seconds after one takes a shot of hard alcohol in order to quickly combat the taste of the hard alcohol. Generally a soft drink or juice.
 
Affixation of the word Chase by adding the affix –er changing it from the verb "to chase" to the noun "chaser"
Etymology : i. Chaser - Meaning "water or mild beverage taken after a strong drink" is 1897, U.S. colloquial. French had chasse (from chasser "to chase") "a drink of liquor taken (or said to be taken) to kill the aftertaste of coffee or tobacco," used in English from c.1800. (Online Etymology Dictionary)
Source : Heard in rice student conversation, August, 2012 Boy 1: “Hey do you want to have a shot of Vodka?” Boy 2: “Of course! Let me get my chaser first.” Boy 1: “No, take it like a man.”
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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