A 40 oz. bottle of malt liquor. Common varieties include Old English 800, called eight ball or OE most of the time, St. Ides, and Private Stock.

A forty in Canada is not always a bottle of malt liquor it is a 40oz bottle of anything, usually spirits of some sort. A forty is 1.14 Litres and slightly larger than a quart.

For"ty (?), a. [OE. forti, fourti, fowerty, AS. feowertig; feower four + suff. -tig ten; akin to OS. fiwartig, fiartig, D. veertig, G. vierzig, Icel. fjorutiu, Sw. fyratio, Dan. fyrretyve, Goth. fidwr tigjus. See Four, and Ten, and cf. Fourteen.]

Four times ten; thirtynine and one more.

 

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For"ty, n.; pl. Forties ().

1.

The sum of four tens; forty units or objects.

2.

A symbol expressing forty units; as, 40, or xl.

 

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