cola

Definition of cola

 (Entry 1 of 3)

plural of colon

cola

noun
co·​la | \ ˈkō-lə How to pronounce cola (audio) \

Definition of cola (Entry 2 of 3)

: a carbonated soft drink colored usually with caramel and flavored usually with extracts from kola nuts
\ ˈkō-lə How to pronounce COLA (audio) \

Definition of COLA (Entry 3 of 3)

1 cost-of-living adjustment
2 cost-of-living allowance

Examples of cola in a Sentence

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The top boot camp for CEOs is a chips and cola giant Most CEOs are extremely well-educated. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "More People Named Jeffrey Got Top CEO Jobs Than Women Last Year," 27 June 2019 Instead it was simply called Coke as its new concoction replaced the old, which by 1985 had been losing market shares to diet colas and other soft drinks. Cicero Estrella, The Mercury News, "New Coke finds success — finally! — with ‘Stranger Things 3’," 2 July 2019 Do not drink coffee, colas or other drinks that contain caffeine. NBC News, "How to keep your family and pets safe in a heat wave," 29 June 2019 The cola bath and some scrubbing resulted in the removal of the muck, allowing Walters to identify it as a bridge plaque made by the Lassig Bridge and Steel Co., in Chicago. Joe Taschler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Magnet fishing is a slimy new hobby where people pull guns, bikes and weird stuff out of Milwaukee-area rivers, lakes and lagoons," 25 June 2019 On our visit, the bottled cola was cold, the line was long and the brisket had been slow-smoked for 14 hours. Michael Russell, oregonlive.com, "With Holy Trinity, Portland now boasts a quartet of great Portland barbecue carts," 21 June 2019 Cherry is the perfect moody edition to the collection and brings to mind cherry cola rather than the bright berry. Glamour, "Urban Decay’s Naked Cherry Palette Is the Best of All the Nakeds," 3 Apr. 2019 Critics of e-cigarettes say sweet flavors, like mango, cherry cola and bubble gum, are especially appealing to minors. Leslie Brody, WSJ, "Bronx Science High School to Close Some Bathrooms to Combat Vape Use Among Students," 12 Nov. 2018 Shinola-brand cola is a unique, proprietary blend of pop that has existed since 2013 and is bottled in Detroit by Intrastate Distributors. Detroit Free Press, "Shinola Cola sells for $2-plus in downtown Detroit, free in Midtown," 30 June 2018

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First Known Use of cola

Noun

1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cola

Noun

from Coca-Cola, a trademark

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The first known use of cola was in 1920

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More Definitions for cola

cola

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cola

: a sweet brown drink that contains many bubbles

cola

noun
co·​la | \ ˈkō-lə How to pronounce cola (audio) \
plural colas

Kids Definition of cola

: a sweet brown carbonated soft drink that contains flavoring from the nut of a tropical tree

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Medical Definition of cola

plural of colon

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\ ˈkō-lə\

Legal Definition of COLA

1 cost-of-living adjustment
2 cost-of-living allowance

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