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soft drink

a beverage that is not alcoholic or intoxicating and is usually carbonated, as root beer or ginger ale.
Origin of soft drink
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • As an intoxicant, rum is practically a soft drink beside power.

    Four-Day Planet Henry Beam Piper
  • It looks like some new brand of soft drink we'll be having after July first.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
  • Jim smiled reminiscently and then said, "I'm going to start an ice cream and soft drink joint next to the moving picture show."

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
  • Don't eat anything or patronize the soft drink stand during a march.

    The Plattsburg Manual O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
  • We found a soft drink bottle in the truck, which we took out.

    Warren Commission (12 of 26): Hearings Vol. XII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for soft drink

soft drink

a nonalcoholic drink, usually cold
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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