soft drink

noun

Definition of soft drink 

: a usually carbonated nonalcoholic beverage especially : soda pop

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Blaze has fountain soft drinks, as well as some custom lemonades and agua frescas in bubblers, some bottled beer (which may vary by location), and a very limited dessert menu. USA TODAY, "Is this America's best fast-food pizza?," 24 Apr. 2018 Those endorsements include his Nike signature sneakers, Coca-Cola Co.’s Sprite soft drink and Kia Motors. James F. Peltz, latimes.com, "Lakers look to King James' golden marketing touch," 3 July 2018 Before becoming president, Cartes expanded a family fortune involving two dozen businesses, ranging from banks to tobacco to soft drinks and a soccer team. Pedro Servin, The Seattle Times, "Paraguay president withdraws resignation and Senate bid," 26 June 2018 Before becoming president, Cartes expanded a family fortune involving two dozen businesses, ranging from banks to tobacco to soft drinks and a soccer team. Washington Post, "Paraguay president withdraws resignation and Senate bid," 26 June 2018 Her career included helping organize President Eisenhower’s 1956 re-election campaign and promoting Schweppes soft drinks. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Mimi O’Hagan Devoted Her Retirement to Building Schools in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region," 8 June 2018 Bottomless soft drinks are included with admission — but maybe save those for the Star Spangled Carousel. Sarah Bahr, Indianapolis Star, "Ultimate Indiana bucket list: 50+ things to do in Indianapolis and around the state," 11 July 2018 These dispatches present an America divided, all-too-familiar to today’s readers: In California, a crowd of 5,000 filled Berkeley’s Telegraph Ave., soft drinks and ice cream in hand. Marissa Vonesh, Smithsonian, "How the Fourth of July Was Celebrated (and Protested) in 1968," 3 July 2018 In 2015, Dairy Queen nixed soft drinks and three years before that Chick-Fil-A made similar changes. Phillip M. Bailey, The Courier-Journal, "Want a Coke with that Happy Meal? Louisville restaurants may have to offer water first," 19 Apr. 2018

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1843, in the meaning defined above

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soft drink

noun

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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