< /ˈwɪl ki/, 1824–89, English novelist.
- a tall fizzy iced drink made with gin, vodka, rum, etc, mixed with fruit juice, soda water, and sugar
- Michael. 1890–1922, Irish republican revolutionary: a leader of Sinn Féin; member of the Irish delegation that negotiated the treaty with Great Britain (1921) that established the Irish Free State
- (William) Wilkie. 1824–89, British author, noted particularly for his suspense novel The Moonstone (1868)
- William. 1721–59, British poet, noted for his odes; regarded as a precursor of romanticism
“iced gin drink served in a tall glass” (called a Collins glass), 1940, American English; earlier Tom Collins (by 1878), of uncertain origin. Popular in early 1940s; bartending purists at the time denied it could be based on anything but gin. The surname (12c.) is from a masc. proper name, a diminutive of Col, itself a pet form of Nicholas.