selt·​zer | \ ˈselt-sər How to pronounce seltzer (audio) \

Definition of seltzer

: artificially carbonated water

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America is running out of the trendy hard seltzer due to its massive spike in popularity. Danielle Garrand, CBS News, "There is a nationwide shortage of White Claw hard seltzer," 7 Sep. 2019 Remove the soup from the fridge, stir in the seltzer, then season with more salt and sherry vinegar to taste. Los Angeles Times, "Stay chill once you grill with these 3 summer soups," 21 Aug. 2019 The Smirnoff seltzers were unconscionably sweet; Crook & Marker’s were almost as bad. Esther Mobley,, "We blind-tasted 38 hard seltzers. These were the winners (and many losers)," 20 Aug. 2019 The company recently entered the hard seltzer market, launching a natural-ingredient alternative to the popular White Claw Hard Seltzer. High School Journalism Institute,, "NW ingredients make 2 Towns Ciderhouse a fruitful business," 20 July 2019 Breweries are betting that hard seltzer is more than just a passing phase. Sarah Kuta, The Know, "Colorado-made hard seltzers competing with trendy White Claw, Truly," 14 Aug. 2019 Photos from Colorado’s first hard seltzer festival in the EXDO event center on Saturday, September 14, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. The Know Staff, The Know, "PHOTOS: Fizz Fight, Colorado’s first hard seltzer festival," 14 Sep. 2019 People dance on top of RVs, crush beers on their heads and spray spiked seltzers in the air. Charlotte Wilder,, "A Desperate Hope in Cleveland," 8 Sep. 2019 Attendees mingled over flutes of Veuve Clicquot and lime-seltzer spritzers before taking their seats at the picturesque tablescapes. Vogue, "Diane von Furstenberg Hosted a Downtown Power Lunch for Women Entrepreneurs," 6 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of seltzer

1775, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for seltzer

modification of German Selterser (Wasser) water of Selters, from Nieder Selters, Germany

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English Language Learners Definition of seltzer

: water that has bubbles added to it

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