soft drink


Definition of soft drink

: a usually carbonated nonalcoholic beverage especially : soda pop

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Recent Examples on the Web What does a popular soft drink and SARS-CoV-2 have in common? Miriam Fauzia, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Improper use of COVID-19 test gives false positive for Coca-Cola," 31 Dec. 2020 In my hometown, the Saturday morning special at Bedford’s candlepin lanes in the early ’60s included three strings for 99 cents, with a coupon for a hot dog and soft drink at the snack bar. Globe Staff,, "In its birthplace of Worcester, candlepin bowling has gone extinct," 12 June 2020 He was lured into a car by a man who promised him and fellow 11-year-old Kim Canady a soft drink from a nearby Fairfield drug store. al, "Parole denied for Alabama’s longest-serving prison inmate, child killer Michael Mayola," 21 Jan. 2021 The first phase of the more than $5 million development is set to start in mid-2021 after the soft drink company moves out, filings with the state show. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Redo in the works for Dr Pepper’s Plano headquarters campus," 14 Dec. 2020 He was lured into a car by a man who promised him and fellow 11-year-old Kim Canaday a soft drink from a nearby Fairfield drug store. al, "Child killer Michael Mayola, Alabama’s longest-serving prison inmate, up for parole," 19 Jan. 2021 All soft drink stations will be served via an attendant and cleaned regularly. Ben Flanagan |, al, "SEC Championship: What Alabama fans can expect if they go to the Florida game," 18 Dec. 2020 The cook said the man slapped a soft drink out of his hand and pushed him around. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, "Jealous boyfriend threatens to shoot KFC cook outside restaurant in Brook Park," 5 Dec. 2020 By 1960, Diet-Rite was the fourth-best-selling soft drink in the country, trailing only Coca-Cola, Pepsi and 7 Up. Jeffrey Miller, The Conversation, "The rise and fall of Tab – after surviving the sweetener scares, the iconic diet soda gets canned," 23 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of soft drink

1843, in the meaning defined above

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17 Feb 2021

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“Soft drink.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of soft drink

: a cold drink that is usually sweet, does not contain alcohol, and is often sold in bottles or cans

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