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[sohp-suhdz] /ˈsoʊpˌsʌdz/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
suds made with water and soap.
Origin of soapsuds
First recorded in 1605-15; soap + suds
Related forms
soapsudsy, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The plants should be washed occasionally with soapsuds and then rinsed.

    Agriculture for Beginners Charles William Burkett
  • Her arms were bare, her face and eyes red; the steam of soapsuds had congealed on them.

    Fraternity John Galsworthy
  • Saturate the spot two or three times, and then wash out in soapsuds.

  • All afternoon she drenched herself with soapsuds in the ferocity of her washing.

    The Mothers Of Honor Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • A jet of soapsuds plays on each drill from an orifice 1/32 in.

  • They were covered, of course, and seething like soapsuds; but the force of the sea was deadened.

    The Riddle of the Sands Erskine Childers
  • Salmon Color is made by boiling arnotto or anotta in soapsuds.

    A Treatise on Domestic Economy

    Catherine Esther Beecher
  • We hug the black sides like ants, while the water goes to soapsuds at our feet.

    Pony Tracks Frederic Remington
  • This liquid manure may be made with soapsuds, or the refuse from the house.

    Parsons on the Rose

    Samuel Browne Parsons
  • I feel like a man floundering in a universe of soapsuds, up and downs, east and west.

    Tono Bungay H. G. Wells
British Dictionary definitions for soapsuds


plural noun
foam or lather made from soap
Derived Forms
soapsudsy, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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