noun Date: 1946 soap opera

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Soaper — In modern slang, a soaper is a person who makes soap. It is the origin of the surnames Soper, Saboni, (Arabic for soap maker) and Soaper. Roads named Sopers Lane, Soper Street, and so forth are often so named because historically they were… …   Wikipedia

  • Soaper — This interesting and unusual name, found chiefly in Cornwall, is of Anglo Saxon origin, and is an occupational name for a person who manufactured soap, by boiling oil or fat together with potash or soda. The derivation is from the Old English… …   Surnames reference

  • soaper — ˈsōpə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English soper, from sope soap + er more at soap 1. : one that makes or deals in soap 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • soaper — /soh peuhr/, n. Slang. See soap opera. [1945 50; SOAP (OPERA) + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • soaper — n. one who lathers with soap; flatterer …   English contemporary dictionary

  • soaper — soap·er …   English syllables

  • soaper — soap•er [[t]ˈsoʊ pər[/t]] n. rtv sbz inf soap opera • Etymology: 1945–50, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Soaper's Alley, Bishopsgate Without —    See Sweet Apple Court …   Dictionary of London

  • Soaper's Yard, St, Mary Axe —    See Soper s Yard …   Dictionary of London

  • soft-soaper — /sawft soh peuhr, soft /, n. Informal. a person who flatters or cajoles, esp. for reasons of self interest or personal advantage: a soft soaper specializing in rich, elderly women. [1850 55; SOFT SOAP + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

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