a small, medicinal lozenge for relieving a cough, sore throat, hoarseness, etc.
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Origin of cough drop
First recorded in 1850–55
Words nearby cough drop
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Example sentences from the Web for cough drop
"Come and hand me my bag, I want a cough-drop," she said to Lynn that day, yawning.Oldfield|Nancy Huston Banks
To expect a pill and receive a cough-drop is by way of being a sort of disappointment.The Crystal Stopper|Maurice LeBlanc
"Didn't I tell you, sir, that she was a cough-drop," rejoined Parsons excitedly.A Traitor's Wooing|Headon Hill
British Dictionary definitions for cough drop
a lozenge to relieve a cough
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Medical definitions for cough drop
A small, often medicated and sweetened lozenge taken orally to ease coughing or soothe a sore throat.
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