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alphabet soup

noun

Simple Definition of alphabet soup

  • : a type of soup for children with small noodles that are shaped like letters of the alphabet

Full Definition of alphabet soup

  1. :  a hodgepodge especially of initials (as of the names of organizations)

Examples of alphabet soup

  1. a bowl of alphabet soup

  2. <the alphabet soup of designer drugs that were available to patrons of the once-notorious disco>



1934

First Known Use of alphabet soup

1934

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