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ginger ale

noun
1.
a carbonated soft drink flavored with ginger extract.
Origin of ginger ale
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45
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  • 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
  • When Kent went down with the ginger ale, Joe got on his horse and went off.

    The Heart of Rachael Kathleen Norris
  • Then he put his hand in again and brought forth a bottle of ginger ale.

    The Motor Boys Afloat Clarence Young
  • But tea and coffee and ginger ale will do for any one, anywhere.

    The Art of Entertaining

    M. E. W. Sherwood
  • "Aspirin and ginger ale," I ordered, and got a knowing grin from the barkeep.

    Cue for Quiet Thomas L. Sherred
  • They're come-ons, clear from champagne to ginger ale splits.

    The Lash Olin L. Lyman
  • The ginger ale should not be added until just before the lemonade is to be served.

    Quantity Cookery Lenore Richards
  • Combine the cold syrup, lemon juice and water, and add the ginger ale.

    Quantity Cookery Lenore Richards
  • On the end of the string was a basket, and in it three bottles of ginger ale.

British Dictionary definitions for ginger ale

ginger ale

noun
1.
a sweetened effervescent nonalcoholic drink flavoured with ginger extract
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