n. an amount
of alcohol, described as a "drop" in order to downplay the volume consumed. In many traditional Irish drinking songs, the narrator refers to only a "drop" of liquor, yet it always
seems enough to lead to wacky misadventures.
"took a drop of the pure to keep me heart from
sinking/ that's the Paddy's cure
whenever he's up for drinking"
- "The Rocky Road to Dublin"
"Did you see Bill last night? He was so wasted. He told me he only had an Irish Drop"
him on with his work every day he had a drop of the craythur every morn"
- "Finnegan's Wake"