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 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, "How do they do that? A Barrett-Jackson auctioneer's tips for talking and selling fast," 19 Jan. 2020 There are certainly people who need them -- the cough drop craze must have started with a real cough. oregonlive, "Peacocks on a plane? This emotional support animal thing has gone too far (commentary)," 23 Jan. 2020 Put your Vogues in chronological order and throw out all your expired spices and cough drops. Shani Silver,, "These New Year’s Resolutions Are For Single Women Only," 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, "Michelle Obama defends friendship with George W. Bush: 'Our values are the same'," 12 Dec. 2019 The only thing that comes out of my pocket are tissues, receipts, loose cough drops, a movie stub for ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ which was, uhh, so-so and of course the little button in the baggie that comes with the pants. Travis M. Andrews, Washington Post, "SNL — and a litany of surprise celebrity guests — take on the Democratic debates," 24 Nov. 2019 Her first collaboration was with Ricola, the Swiss cough drop producer whose Ricola Foundation supports research and projects to protect bees and promote their health. Elizabeth Wolfe And Renee Valdes, CNN, "This bee 'influencer' is using Instagram to buzz about bee conservation," 3 Nov. 2019 That’s a whole lot of cough drops, tissues and sick days. Good Housekeeping Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Do You Have a Cold or the Flu? Here's How to Find Out," 16 Oct. 2019 Health coach Melissa Evans created these pops as an all-natural alternative to cough drops and lozenges. Brittany Loggins, NBC News, "11 amazing items to make life easier — created by and for working moms," 14 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of cough drop

1806, in the meaning defined above

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11 May 2020

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“Cough drop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cough drop

: a small piece of candy that contains medicine to prevent coughing

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Medical Definition of cough drop

: a lozenge or troche used to relieve coughing

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