acid drop

noun British.

a tart candy, as a sourball.

Origin of acid drop

First recorded in 1830–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for acid drop

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

    The Mandarin's Fan|Fergus Hume

British Dictionary definitions for acid drop

acid drop


a boiled sweet with a sharp taste
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