soft drink


Definition of soft drink 

: a usually carbonated nonalcoholic beverage especially : soda pop

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The menu features chicken piccata, vegetables, breads, coffee, tea, soft drinks and a dessert buffet. Courant Community, "Community News For The Valley Edition," 1 May 2018 Food: Ice cream, soft drinks and snacks available in the office. Gunnar Johnson,, "8 South Florida mini-golf courses worth taking a swing at," 18 Apr. 2018 Sacramento; 916-646-2004; Hours: 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday Beverage options: Beer, limited wine selection, soju and sake in addition to soft drinks and tea. Kate Washington, sacbee, "Dining review: Blue House is a fun and filling option for cook-at-your-table Korean BBQ | The Sacramento Bee," 26 Jan. 2018 The gas is used in a wide range of ways, including to give beer and soft drinks their fizzy quality, and to stun animals before they are slaughtered. Amie Tsang, New York Times, "U.K. Fears for Its Beer and Crumpets. Blame a Carbon Dioxide Shortage.," 29 June 2018 Amid World Cup festivities and summer barbecues, producers of beer, soft drinks, and meat are reporting vast shortages due to a EU-wide shortfall of food-grade CO2. Carson Kessler, Fortune, "A CO2 Shortage Is Threatening the Beer and Meat Supply in the U.K. During the World Cup," 21 June 2018 In April the government introduced a tax on sugary soft drinks. The Economist, "As rich children slim down, poor ones are getting fatter," 31 May 2018 And this year, JAB helped Keurig Green Mountain, which the conglomerate bought and combined with Mondelez’s former coffee arm, move into soft drinks with an $18.7 billion deal for Dr Pepper Snapple., "Pret A Manger, UK sandwich chain, is sold to food giant JAB," 30 May 2018 Caffeine amounts vary among different beverages, but coffee typically contains more caffeine than what is found in soft drinks and teas., "Should teens be drinking coffee?," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of soft drink

1843, in the meaning defined above

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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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