Alcohol Sweater

noun; compounding
A theoretical sweater representing the internal warmth felt by one who has consumed a fair amount of alcohol.
Compounding of words Alcohol and Sweater to make a single word for a theoretical sweater
Etymology : Alcohol - Modern sense of "intoxicating ingredient in strong liquor" is first recorded 1753, short for alcohol of wine, which was extended to "the intoxicating element in fermented liquors." In organic chemistry, the word was extended 1850 to the class of compounds of the same type as this. Sweater - "woolen vest or jersey, originally worn in rowing," 1882, from earlier sweaters "clothing worn to produce sweating and reduce weight" (1828), from sweat (v.). As a fashion garment, attested from 1925. (Online Etymology Dictionary)
Source : Heard in rice student conversation, November, 2013 Boy: “It’s pretty cold out and Sid is far, are you sure you want to go tonight?” Girl: “Yeah, I should be fine once I have my alcohol sweater.”
Last modified: 25 November 2013