- (sometimes initial capital letter) a naturally effervescent mineral water containing common salt and small quantities of sodium, calcium, and magnesium carbonates.
- tap water that has been commercially filtered, carbonated, and bottled with no addition of minerals or mineral salts.
Origin of seltzer
Examples from the Web for seltzer
The ire Friedberg and Seltzer have drawn from crowds is both boisterous and vehement–Airplane!Seth MacFarlane’s ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ Is Yet Another Failed Spoof
May 29, 2014
Backed by this Republican support, Seltzer eked out a narrow 35-vote victory in a low-turnout primary.Operation Hilarity: Democrats for Santorum and Other Party-Crossing Mischief
February 29, 2012
He was indeed wearied, and agreed to take a glass of hock and seltzer.Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
Near by were a pail of water, a pan of ashes, a rug, and a seltzer siphon.Common Science
Carleton W. Washburne
"Yes, I expect we shall be ready for a hock and seltzer, at any rate," said the Colonel.A Desert Drama
A. Conan Doyle
"Have another Rhine wine and seltzer," suggested the New Yorker.Sixes and Sevens
I am the only one in Trouville who manufactures Seltzer water he says.Bouvard and Pcuchet, part 2
- a natural effervescent water with a high content of minerals
- a similar synthetic water, used as a beverage
Word Origin and History for seltzer
1741, from German Selterser (Wasser), a kind of mineral water, literally "of Selters," village near Weisbaden in Hesse-Nassau, where the mineral water is found.