cock·tail /ˈkɑkˌtel/ 名詞
1. A beverage made of brandy, whisky, or gin, iced, flavored, and sweetened. [U. S.]
2. Stock Breeding A horse, not of pure breed, but having only one eighth or one sixteenth impure blood in his veins.
3. A mean, half-hearted fellow; a coward. [Slang, Eng.]
It was in the second affair that poor little Barney showed he was a cocktail. --Thackeray.
4. Zool. A species of rove beetle; -- so called from its habit of elevating the tail.
n 1: a short mixed drink
2: an appetizer served as a first course at a meal