milk shake

or milk·shake


noun

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

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Origin of milk shake

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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Example sentences 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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