milk shake

or milk·shake

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noun

a frothy drink made of cold milk, flavoring, and usually ice cream, shaken together or blended in a mixer.

Nearby words

  1. milk pudding,
  2. milk punch,
  3. milk ring test,
  4. milk round,
  5. milk run,
  6. milk sickness,
  7. milk snake,
  8. milk spots,
  9. milk stout,
  10. milk sugar

Origin of milk shake

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90

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Examples from the Web for milk shake

  • "A milk-shake should be absorbed in a shake," observed Bob Henderson, grinning at her from across the table.



British Dictionary definitions for milk shake

milk shake

noun

a cold frothy drink made of milk, flavouring, and sometimes ice cream, whisked or beaten together
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