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soda jerk

or soda jerker

[soh-duh jurk or soh-duh jur-ker] /ˈsoʊ də ˌdʒɜrk or ˈsoʊ də ˌdʒɜr kər/
noun, Informal: Older Use.
a person who prepares and serves sodas and ice cream at a soda fountain.
Origin of soda jerk
1910-15, Americanism; soda jerk shortened form of earlier (1880-85) soda jerker Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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British Dictionary definitions for soda jerk

soda jerk

(US, slang) a person who serves at a soda fountain
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Slang definitions & phrases for soda jerk

soda jerk

noun phrase

A person who makes ice-cream sodas and other treats at a soda fountain: She worked for a while as a soda jerk/ the champion soda jerker of the United States

Related Terms

jerk soda

[1883+; fr earlier beer jerk, ''tapster,'' perhaps fr the action of drawing back on the vertical handle that controlled the flow of beer; perhaps also related to jerkwater]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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