Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Geneva Courage.

 Gene’va Bull.Gene’va Doctrines. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Geneva Courage.
Pot valour; the braggadocio which is the effect of having drunk too much gin. Gin is a corrupt contraction of Geneva, or, rather, of genièvre. The juniper-berry at one time used to flavour the extract of malt in the manufacture of gin. It may be used still in some qualities of gin. (See DUTCH COURAGE.)   1

 Gene’va Bull.Gene’va Doctrines. 


Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors · World Lit.