cough drop


a small, medicinal lozenge for relieving a cough, sore throat, hoarseness, etc.

Origin of cough drop

First recorded in 1850–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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

cough drop


a lozenge to relieve a cough
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Medical definitions for cough drop

cough drop


A small, often medicated and sweetened lozenge taken orally to ease coughing or soothe a sore throat.
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