soft drink

noun

Definition of soft drink

: a usually carbonated nonalcoholic beverage especially : soda pop

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Participants who drank two or more glasses of soft drinks per day had a higher risk of mortality than those who consumed less than one glass per month. Laura Reiley, BostonGlobe.com, "It doesn’t matter if it’s sugary or diet: New study links all soda to an early death," 4 Sep. 2019 Rooms are stocked with half a dozen bags of Taco Bell chips and a fridge full of soft drinks. Los Angeles Times, "Inside the Taco Bell hotel in Palm Springs," 8 Aug. 2019 Dr Pepper was created in Waco in 1885 and has been something of an unofficial state soft drink of Texas. Peter Dawson, Houston Chronicle, "Taco Cabana to serve frozen ‘Jack Daniels and Dr. Pepper' mixed drink on July 1," 1 July 2019 Inside, there are rotating food trucks (including meatless products from the Beyond Company), as well as beer, wine, soft drinks and coffee for sale. Sal Pizarro, The Mercury News, "New ‘Backyard’ opens in San Jose’s once-seedy Fountain Alley," 17 Aug. 2019 Kiwanis members were great bartenders, making certain that the wine, soft drinks and water all kept flowing. Jane Napier Neely, La Cañada Valley Sun, "The Valley Line: Walkers, chickens and a turtle host Kiwanis party," 23 July 2019 In 1958, with an air conditioner ripped from the dashboard of a car, Knedlik built a machine that would freeze carbonated soft drinks and dispense them in a sippable form. Scottie Andrew And Saeed Ahmed, CNN, "It's 7-Eleven Day, which means free Slurpees for all. Here's what you need to know about America's favorite slush," 11 July 2019 The group is also seen running out of the store with items in their hands, including soft drinks and snacks. Fox News, "Dramatic video shows dozens looting Philadelphia Walgreens, police say," 10 July 2019 The meal included hotdogs, hamburgers, fruit cups, potato chips, salad, soft drinks and rainbow sherbet — enough to serve 1,000 if necessary. Kate Duffy, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Kate’s report: Father Joe’s celebrates July 4th with a barbeque for homeless," 5 July 2019

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First Known Use of soft drink

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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