Beer vs Coldie - What's the difference?

beer | coldie |

As nouns the difference between beer and coldie

is that beer is an alcoholic drink fermented from starch material commonly barley malt, often with hops or some other substance to impart a bitter flavor while coldie is a cold bottle or can of beer.

As a verb beer

is {{cx|rare|transitive|lang=en}} To give beer to (someone.



(wikipedia beer)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) bere, from (etyl) .


  • (uncountable) An alcoholic drink fermented from starch material commonly barley malt, often with hops or some other substance to impart a bitter flavor.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers), title=(A Cuckoo in the Nest)
  • , chapter=1 citation , passage=“[…] the awfully hearty sort of Christmas cards that people do send to other people that they don't know at all well. You know. The kind that have mottoes like
      Here's rattling good luck and roaring good cheer, / With lashings of food and great hogsheads of beer . […]”}}
  • (uncountable) A fermented extract of the roots and other parts of various plants, as spruce, ginger, sassafras, etc.
  • (uncountable) A solution produced by steeping plant materials in water or another fluid.
  • (countable) A glass, bottle, or can of any of the above beverages.
  • (countable) A variety of the above beverages.
  • Synonyms
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * beer and skittles * beer belly * beer-bust * beer can * beered-up * beer garden * beer goggles * beer gut * beer hall * beerily * beerish * beerless * beer mat * beer muscles * beer parlour * beery * bock beer * champagne taste on a beer budget * craft beer * cry in one's beer * ginger beer * keg beer * ice beer * near beer * root beer * small beer * spruce beer (beer)


    * Indonesian: (l) * Malay: (l)


    (en verb)
  • To give beer to (someone)
  • * Sidney Daryl, His First Brief. A Comedietta'' in 1870 , Clement Scott, ''Drawing-room Plays and Parlour Pantomimes , Robson and Sons, pages 303–304:
  • No doubt he then can feed us, wine us, beer us, And cook us something that can warm and cheer us.
  • * 2010 , Steve Brezenhoff, The Absolute Value of -1 , Carolrhoda Lab, page 121:
  • Beer me!” said Goody. “Also your weed is shit. Where’s the good stuff, dude?”
  • * 2013 , Janet E. Cameron, Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World , Hatchette Books Ireland, page 124:
  • I heard Patty Marsh yelling, ‘Beer him, Eleanor!’
  • * 2013 , R. D. Power, Forbidden , page 39:
  • Beer me!” To his astonishment she obeyed his command, appearing a minute later with a glass of beer and a wry smile.

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) beere, equivalent to .


    (en noun)
  • One who is or exists.
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    (en noun)
  • (Australia) A cold bottle or of beer.
  • * 2000 , '', in 2011, ''Underdogs (omnibus edition), page 255,
  • As expected, she's sitting in the stand, holding a hot dog in one hand and balancing a coldie and a cigarette in the other.
  • * 2010 , Jeanne Matthews, Bones of Contention , page 302,
  • He reached under his seat and pulled out a Foster?s. “I don't suppose you?d care for a coldie ?”
    “I don?t mind if I do.”
    “There?s a girl!” He popped the tab and passed it over.
  • * 2011 , Craig Odanovich, The Black Widow Trainer , page 71,
  • “G?day love. You look like you could use a coldie .”
    His thick Australian accent made her smile.


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