egg cream


: a sweetened drink made with milk or cream and other ingredients
especially : a drink consisting of milk, a flavoring syrup, and soda water

Examples of egg cream in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The third course is either an egg cream puff or tuxedo cake. Hanh Truong, Sacramento Bee, 27 Mar. 2024 There’s a milk menu, your choice of plain or chocolate or coffee (a Rhode Island specialty, made with Autocrat-brand coffee syrup, sweet and bitter); the latter two can be topped with a squirt of seltzer to make a very decent egg cream. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, 14 Jan. 2024 Crestwood Pharmacy also offers classic soda fountain libations including egg creams, phosphate sodas, and Lime Rickeys. Shauna Stuart |, al, 26 June 2023 Finish with your favorite sheet mask, like Too Cool for School’s egg cream mask hydration, or a deep moisturizer on your face and neck, then eye cream. Dakota Kim, Los Angeles Times, 15 June 2023 Spider-Man Noir The Spider-Man of the early 20th century who fights Nazis, drinks egg creams, and is voiced by none other than Nicolas Cage returns at the end of Across the Spider-Verse to join Gwen on her search for Miles. Richard Newby, Vulture, 12 June 2023 Its 65 pounds per square inch of pressure — too strong for plastic bottles, hence the use of handblown glass bottles made in Europe — breathes bite into an egg cream. Corey Kilgannon Juan Arredondo, New York Times, 13 May 2023 An egg cream contains neither eggs nor cream. Richard Lederer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 June 2021 If a toasted bagel with lox or a chocolate egg cream isn’t comforting enough, the meatloaf will put you in a happy place with thick and salty brown gravy, mushrooms and onions. Mike Sutter,, 2 July 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of egg cream was in 1906

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Cite this Entry

“Egg cream.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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