acid drop

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noun British.

a tart candy, as a sourball.

Nearby words

  1. aciculum,
  2. acid,
  3. acid anhydride,
  4. acid cell,
  5. acid deposition,
  6. acid dust,
  7. acid dye,
  8. acid fuchsin,
  9. acid halide,
  10. acid house

Origin of acid drop

First recorded in 1830–40

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  • She's only an acid-drop, and you can't size her up, just as an ordinary girl.

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British Dictionary definitions for acid drop

acid drop

noun

a boiled sweet with a sharp taste
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