Gin vs Hollands – What’s the difference?

Gin vs Hollands - What's the difference?
As a symbol gin is the iso 3166-1 three-letter (alpha-3) code for guinea.

As a noun hollands is.



Etymology 1

Abbreviation of geneva or alternatively from (etyl) . Hence Gin rummy (first attested 1941).


(wikipedia gin )

  • A colourless non-aged alcoholic liquor made by distilling fermented grains such as barley, corn, oats or rye with juniper berries; the base for many cocktails.
  • (uncountable) gin rummy
  • (poker) drawing the best card or combination of cards
  • Derived terms

    * bathtub gin
    * sloe gin



    Etymology 2

    Aphetism of (etyl) .


    (en noun )

  • (obsolete) A trick; a device or instrument.
  • (obsolete) Contrivance; artifice; a trap; a snare.
  • (Chaucer)
  • A snare or trap for game.
  • A machine for raising or moving heavy objects, consisting of a tripod formed of poles united at the top, with a windlass, pulleys, ropes, etc.
  • (mining) A hoisting drum, usually vertical; a whim.
  • A pile driver.
  • A windpump.
  • A cotton gin.
  • An instrument of torture worked with screws.
  • Verb


  • To remove the seeds from cotton with a cotton gin.
  • To trap something in a gin.
  • To invent (via Irish), see gin up
  • Etymology 3

    From (etyl)


  • (archaic) To begin.
  • Etymology 4

    From (etyl) dyin, but having acquired a derogatory tone., Australian Aboriginal Words”, Oxford University Press, 1990, ISBN 0-19-553099-3, page 167.


    (en noun )

  • An Aboriginal woman.
  • * 1869 , Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia , Volume 1, page 273,
  • His next shot was discharged amongst the mob, and most unfortunately wounded the gin already mentioned ; who, with a child fastened to her back, slid down the bank, and lay, apparently dying, with her legs in the water.
  • * 1988 , Tom Cole, Hell West and Crooked , Angus & Robertson, 1995, p.179,
  • Dad said Shoesmith and Thompson had made one error that cost them their lives by letting the gins into the camp, and the blacks speared them all.
  • * 2008 , Bill Marsh, Jack Goldsmith, Goldie: Adventures in a Vanishing Australia , unnumbered page,
  • But there was this gin there, see, what they called a kitchen girl.

    * lubra

    Derived terms

    * gin burglar
    * gin burglary
    * gin hunter
    * gin jockey
    * gin shepherd
    * gin stealer
    * gin’s piss








  • jenever (the Dutch form of gin)
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