soapbox

noun soap·box \ ˈsōp-ˌbäks \
Updated on: 23 May 2018

Definition of soapbox

: an improvised platform used by a self-appointed, spontaneous, or informal orator; broadly : something that provides an outlet for delivering opinions

soapbox

adjective

Examples of soapbox in a Sentence

  1. some readers don't appreciate that she sometimes uses her book blog as a soapbox for her political views

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First Known Use of soapbox

1907

in the meaning defined above

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soapbox Synonyms

Synonyms

forum, medium, outlet, platform, venue;

Related Words

channel, conduit, pipeline;

showcase, stage;


SOAPBOX Defined for English Language Learners

soapbox

Definition of soapbox for English Language Learners

  • : a box or small platform that someone stands on to give a speech to people in an outdoor, public place



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