- trademark a carbonated soft drink flavoured with coca leaves, cola nuts, caramel, etc
- (modifier) denoting the spread of American culture and values to other parts of the worldCoca-Cola generation
Examples from the Web for coca-cola
Coca-Cola was a wildly popular drink and hangover remedy because, well, it contained cocaine.
And, with Coca-Cola announcing the launch of a new milk product, the beverage could be back in our hands before we know it.
Coca-Cola was back on the subcontinent after 20 years away.
George Fernandes, the socialist who had banned Coca-Cola in 1977, stood in parliament and demanded an answer from Singh.
Successful graduates have gone on to get work with Disney and Coca-Cola.Perfect Your Ho-Ho-Ho’s at the Top Santa-Training School
December 26, 2013
Some one else has shoved his way in and shouted, "Coca-Cola," and I draw back to get out of the way of the vichy spray.
There is a big man edging his way beside me who is undoubtedly going to shout "Coca-Cola" in half a second.
Word Origin and History for coca-cola
invented 1886 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., by druggist Dr. John S. Pemberton. So called because original ingredients were derived from coca leaves and cola nuts. It contained minute amounts of cocaine until 1909.
Drink the brain tonic and intellectual soda fountain beverage Coca-Cola. [Atlanta "Evening Journal," June 30, 1887]
Coca-colanization, also Coca-colonization coined 1950 during an attempt to ban the beverage in France, led by the communist party and the wine-growers.
France's Communist press bristled with warnings against US "Coca-Colonization." Coke salesmen were described as agents of the OSS and the U.S. State Department. "Tremble," roared Vienna's Communist Der Abend, "Coca-Cola is on the march!" [Time Magazine, 1950]
Coca-colonialism attested by 1956.