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ginger ale

a carbonated soft drink flavored with ginger extract.
Origin of ginger ale
First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • On the end of the string was a basket, and in it three bottles of ginger ale.

  • Then, when you get too full to notice the difference, they'll run in ginger ale on you.

    The Trail of '98 Robert W. Service
  • Just before using, add the ginger ale and serve over cracked ice.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5 Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • Then he put his hand in again and brought forth a bottle of ginger ale.

    The Motor Boys Afloat Clarence Young
  • "Just drank three bottles of ginger ale, and they've turned my stomach wrong side out," gurgled the sick youth.

    Frank Merriwell's Nobility Burt L. Standish (AKA Gilbert Patten)
  • "Aspirin and ginger ale," I ordered, and got a knowing grin from the barkeep.

    Cue for Quiet Thomas L. Sherred
  • Did you drink that second glass of ginger ale—after it was brought in all opened up?

    Wide Courses James Brendan Connolly
  • Combine the cold syrup, lemon juice and water, and add the ginger ale.

    Quantity Cookery Lenore Richards
  • But you see I had the bottle in my hands, and I wanted the ginger ale bad; so I thought fast and hard.

British Dictionary definitions for ginger ale

ginger ale

a sweetened effervescent nonalcoholic drink flavoured with ginger extract
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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