ginger ale



a carbonated soft drink flavored with ginger extract.

Origin of ginger ale

First recorded in 1835–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ginger ale

Historical Examples of ginger ale

  • We had ice-cream for dinner, and strawberry shortcake, and ginger-ale.

    The Believing Years

    Edmund Lester Pearson

  • Bob, you open some of the ginger-ale, but dont let it pop too loud, or Doc.

  • "Ginger-ale highballs are my favorite fruit," admitted Knowlton.

    The Pathless Trail

    Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel

  • Mary was rolling out pastry, with ice in a ginger-ale bottle.

    The Trumpeter Swan

    Temple Bailey

  • And then he would begin with ginger-ale; and then it would come to beer; and then to whiskey.

    Love's Pilgrimage

    Upton Sinclair

British Dictionary definitions for ginger ale

ginger ale


a sweetened effervescent nonalcoholic drink flavoured with ginger extract
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