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cough drop

a small, medicinal lozenge for relieving a cough, sore throat, hoarseness, etc.
Origin of cough drop
First recorded in 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for cough drop
Historical Examples
  • Now, when a cough drop is to be made the subject of a sonnet-sequence what happens?

  • He's a cheerful, good-natured party, even if he is built like a 2x4 and about as broad in the shoulders as a cough drop is thick.

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
  • Wheeler walked away, with a good-natured laugh that made Kennedy feel better than a cough drop could have done.

  • When she left the room, Jerry fished a cough drop out of his pocket and gave it to Kathleen.

    The Circus Comes to Town Lebbeus Mitchell
British Dictionary definitions for cough drop

cough drop

a lozenge to relieve a cough
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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cough drop in Medicine

cough drop n.
A small, often medicated and sweetened lozenge taken orally to ease coughing or soothe a sore throat.

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