cough drop
noun Date: 1799 a lozenge or troche used to relieve coughing

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cough drop — cough ,drop noun count a type of candy containing medicine that you suck when you have a cough or a sore throat …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cough drop — cough′ drop n. pha a small medicinal lozenge for relieving a cough, sore throat, hoarseness, etc • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • cough drop — n a lozenge or troche used to relieve coughing …   Medical dictionary

  • cough drop — ☆ cough drop n. a small medicated tablet, often sweetened and flavored, for the relief of coughs, hoarseness, etc …   English World dictionary

  • cough drop — noun a medicated lozenge used to soothe the throat • Syn: ↑troche, ↑pastille, ↑pastil • Hypernyms: ↑lozenge * * * noun : a lozenge or troche used to relieve coughing * * * a small, medicinal lozenge for relieving a cough, sore throat, hoarseness …   Useful english dictionary

  • cough drop — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms cough drop : singular cough drop plural cough drops a type of sweet containing medicine that you suck when you have a cough or a sore throat …   English dictionary

  • cough drop — /ˈkɒf drɒp/ (say kof drop) noun British 1. → cough lolly. 2. Colloquial a fool, simpleton …   Australian English dictionary

  • cough drop — (also cough sweet) noun a medicated lozenge sucked to relieve a cough …   English new terms dictionary

  • cough drop — a small, medicinal lozenge for relieving a cough, sore throat, hoarseness, etc. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • cough drop — noun (C) especially AmE a cough sweet …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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