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lemon squash

noun, British.
lemon soda; a soft drink of lemon juice and soda water.
Origin of lemon squash
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Mr. Craik, let me give you some of this lemon squash; I made it myself.

  • I wrote that at this point of our conversation you rolled a cigarette, and rang for a lemon squash.

  • The bar-keeper was sitting down; his head and shoulders alone were visible; I asked him for a lemon squash.

  • Gratefully he drained the second lemon squash which the silent-footed Mohammed had placed at his elbow.

    The Fortieth Door

    Mary Hastings Bradley
  • He came on McMahon stretched flat on his back, a tumbler full of lemon squash beside him and his novel in his hand.

    Our Casualty And Other Stories James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
  • McMahon kept quite cool, refreshed himself occasionally with a drink of lemon squash, and smoked his pipe.

    Our Casualty And Other Stories James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
  • "I don't know much about it, and care less," said Mr. Framett, and called for a lemon squash.

    A Book of Ghosts Sabine Baring-Gould
  • Our own lemon squash and lime juice cordial are entirely free from any form of preservative, including alcohol.

  • Buxom, handsome young women were behind the long counter, so I approached one and humbly asked for a "lemon squash."

    Over Here Hector MacQuarrie
  • lemon squash all very well, but a mixed fruit squash in your tail-coat pocket not so refreshing.

British Dictionary definitions for lemon squash

lemon squash

(Brit) a drink made from a sweetened lemon concentrate and water
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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