cough drop


Definition of cough drop

: a lozenge or troche used to relieve coughing

Examples of cough drop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cough drop, as always, promises to keep your illness between you and your remedy. New York Times, 4 May 2022 Instead, when the team tightens up, his steady offense could be just the cough drop (or Heimlich maneuver) to keep Utah from heading home early. The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 Apr. 2022 Some more viral moments shared between the unlikely duo: Bush sharing a cough drop with Obama at Sen. John McCain's funeral in 2018, and again at his father George H. W. Bush's funeral a few months later. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, 20 Apr. 2021 The kits, which will be limited to two per vehicle, will include items such as masks, hand sanitizer, gloves and cough drops. Jeanne Houck,, 26 May 2020 Water and dill pickles Directly off the stage, a lounge is stocked to the brim with tea, Ricola cough drops and vitamins to keep the auctioneers' throats in top shape. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, 19 Jan. 2020 There are certainly people who need them -- the cough drop craze must have started with a real cough. oregonlive, 23 Jan. 2020 Put your Vogues in chronological order and throw out all your expired spices and cough drops. Shani Silver,, 3 Jan. 2020 While the former first lady and the 43rd president may seem like an unlikely duo, each sitting at opposite sides of the political spectrum, the two have developed a dear friendship over the years and exchanged many pleasantries (and cough drops). Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, 12 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of cough drop

1806, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cough drop was in 1806

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“Cough drop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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Medical Definition of cough drop

: a lozenge or troche used to relieve coughing


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