Shirley Temple


Shir·​ley Tem·​ple ˈshər-lē-ˈtem-pəl How to pronounce Shirley Temple (audio)
variants or less commonly Shirley Temple cocktail
: a nonalcoholic mixed drink of ginger ale and grenadine garnished with a cherry

Word History


after Shirley Temple Black †2014 U.S. child actress of the 1930s

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Shirley Temple was in 1946

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“Shirley Temple.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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