Collins


Collins
Collins "iced gin drink served in a tall glass" (called a Collins glass), 1940, Amer.Eng.; 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 dim. of Col, itself a pet form of Nicholas.

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Collins — steht für: einen englischen Familiennamen, siehe Collins (Familienname) Rockwell Collins, ein US amerikanisches Unternehmen einen Mondkrater, siehe Collins (Mondkrater) ein Wörterbuch, siehe Collins (Wörterbuch) Collins Radio Company, ein US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Collins — Collins, GA U.S. city in Georgia Population (2000): 528 Housing Units (2000): 304 Land area (2000): 1.028139 sq. miles (2.662867 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.001558 sq. miles (0.004034 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.029697 sq. miles (2.666901 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Collins — may refer to: General Collins class submarine Tom Collins, a gin cocktail, and the Collins glass in which it is traditionally served People Surname Collins (surname) Given name Collins Injera (born 1986), Kenyan rugby player Collins John (born… …   Wikipedia

  • Collins — Collins, Anthony Collins, Michael Collins, Michael Collins, William Collins, William Wilkie * * * (as used in expressions) Collins, Michael Collins, (William) Wilkie Foster, Stephen (Collins) Whitney, William C(ollins) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Collins —   [ kɔlɪnz],    1) Anthony, englischer Freidenker und Deist, * Heston (heute zu London) 21. 6. 1676, ✝ London 13. 12. 1729; studierte Rechtswissenschaften in Cambridge; war mit J. Locke befreundet. Sein Eintreten für ein selbstständiges, von… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Collins — Collins, Mi|chael1 (1890 1922) an Irish politician and military leader who was involved in the fight to make Ireland independent of the UK. He helped to achieve the agreement that established the southern part of Ireland as an independent state,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • COLLINS (W. W.) — COLLINS WILLIAM WILKIE (1824 1889) Fils d’un peintre paysagiste de renom, William Wilkie Collins reçut une éducation privée, passa dix huit mois en Italie avec sa famille et, contre son gré, fit des études de droit dont profita la documentation… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Collins St., 5 pm — Artist John Brack Year 1955 Type oil on canvas Dimensions 114.6 cm × 162.9 cm (45.1 in × 64.1 in) Location …   Wikipedia

  • COLLINS (M.) — COLLINS MICHAEL (1890 1922) L’un des principaux artisans de l’indépendance irlandaise. Né en Irlande, installé à Londres comme employé entre 1906 et 1916, très tôt membre du Sinn Fein, il prend part à la rébellion de Pâques 1916 et le paie d’un… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Collins, GA — U.S. city in Georgia Population (2000): 528 Housing Units (2000): 304 Land area (2000): 1.028139 sq. miles (2.662867 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.001558 sq. miles (0.004034 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.029697 sq. miles (2.666901 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Collins, IA — U.S. city in Iowa Population (2000): 499 Housing Units (2000): 222 Land area (2000): 0.492142 sq. miles (1.274643 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.492142 sq. miles (1.274643 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.