Soda pop

Soda pop
Soda pop So"da pop, n. a popular non-alcoholic beverage, sweetened by various means, containing flavoring and supersaturated with carbon dioxide, so as to be effervescent when the container is opened; -- in different localities it is variously called also {soda}, {pop}, {mineral water}, and {minerals}. It has many variants. The sweetening agent may be natural, such as cane sugar or corn syrup, or artificial, such as saccharin or aspartame. The flavoring varies widely, popular variants being fruit juices, fruit sirups, cream, or cola flavoring; the soda pop is usually served chilled.

Note: Several large corporations started primarily as bottlers of soda pop, such as {Coca-Cola}, {Pepsi-Cola}, and {Dr. Pepper}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • soda pop — soda pops N UNCOUNT Soda pop is a sweet fizzy drink. [AM] Syn: soda N COUNT A soda pop is a bottle or a glass of soda pop …   English dictionary

  • soda pop — Soda water So da wat er, n. 1. originally, a beverage consisting of a weak solution of sodium bicarbonate to which an acid (such as phosphoric acid) has been added to generate carbon dioxide and thus cause effervescence; the term now is also used …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soda pop — n [U and C] AmE a sweet drink containing bubbles …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • soda pop — soda ,pop noun count or uncount a sweet FIZZY drink …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • soda pop — ☆ soda pop n. a flavored, carbonated soft drink, esp. as sold in tightly capped bottles or in cans …   English World dictionary

  • soda pop — noun a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring in New England they call sodas tonics • Syn: ↑pop, ↑soda, ↑soda water, ↑tonic • Hypernyms: ↑soft drink • Substance Me …   Useful english dictionary

  • soda pop — noun (regional in US) Any of several sweetened, carbonated beverages. On a hot day, theres nothing I like more than soda pop. Syn: pop, soda, fizzy, tonic, coke, soft drink …   Wiktionary

  • soda pop — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms soda pop : singular soda pop plural soda pops mainly American a sweet fizzy drink …   English dictionary

  • soda pop — a carbonated, flavored, and sweetened soft drink. [1905 10] Regional Variation. The terms SODA POP, SODA, and POP are widely used throughout the U.S., although POP is mainly associated with the Midland U.S. DOPE is used as a synonym in the… …   Universalium

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