dram 1 (drm)
1. Abbr. dr.
a. A unit of weight in the U.S. Customary System equal to 1/16 of an ounce or 27.34 grains (1.77 grams).
b. A unit of apothecary weight equal to 1/8 of an ounce or 60 grains (3.89 grams). See Table at measurement.

a. A small draft: took a dram of brandy.
b. A small amount; a bit: not a dram of compassion.
Middle English dragme, a drachma, a unit of weight, from Old French, from Late Latin dragma, from Latin drachma; see drachma.
3. A small amount of anything as in a wee dram (wee means very small)
I believe I'll have a wee dram of Scotch Whisky before I turn in tonight.
by Papaw Jeff October 19, 2013
Top Definition
A pour of alcohol. The amount is determined only by the generosity of the pourer.
"Did you bring that whisky? Do you mind if I have a dram?"

"Could I interest you in a dram of something?"
by Vedi July 27, 2008
Scottish word which comes from Scottish Gaelic - the literal meaning of 'dram' in English is simply 'drink', so it doesn't really have to be just whisky/spirits though it's normally used for these things.
Ex.1 'Gies a dram' (Please give me a drink, good sir)
Ex.2 'Gies a dram or I'll f**kin' chib yer heid' (I would very much appreciate a drink as soon as is convenient for you)
by Alasdair Slessor February 28, 2008
Slang for lots of drama
She cheated on her boyfriend AGAIN? What a waste cyattie, ain't got no time for her drams.
D-Rams is a term short for "Dire Ramifications".

The phrase was coined by Dubbz Sensei of the HHS Business Dojo.
Either you all shut the f*** up or I'll be handing out some D-RAMS!!!
by bill_the3rd March 22, 2010
1/8 of an ounce or 60 grains of something.
A dram of whiskey (smaller than a shot)
by Kryzm February 07, 2006
The Scottish word for 'whiskey' but can also be used for other types of spirits.
"Have a wee dram for the road".
by JazKaos November 03, 2005
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