soda jerk

\ -ˌjərk How to pronounce soda jerk (audio) \

Definition of soda jerk

: a person who dispenses carbonated drinks and ice cream at a soda fountain

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Examples of soda jerk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Throughout the 1940s and '50s, Payne's offered curbside service, with soda jerks delivering Coca-Colas and ice cream sodas to customers who parked outside the store. Bob Carlton |, al, "150 years of memories at Alabama’s oldest soda fountain," 23 Aug. 2019 The cans were shelf stable, meaning druggists (and soda jerks) didn't need to continually mix up new batches. Maya Wei-haas, Smithsonian, "The Unlikely Medical History of Chocolate Syrup," 6 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of soda jerk

1910, in the meaning defined above

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“Soda jerk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of soda jerk

US, old-fashioned : a person who prepares and serves drinks and ice cream at a soda fountain

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