- a small, medicinal lozenge for relieving a cough, sore throat, hoarseness, etc.
Origin of cough drop
First recorded in 1850–55
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Examples from the Web for cough drop
"Didn't I tell you, sir, that she was a cough-drop," rejoined Parsons excitedly.A Traitor's Wooing
"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
- a lozenge to relieve a cough
- A small, often medicated and sweetened lozenge taken orally to ease coughing or soothe a sore throat.