soap bubble

Origin of soap bubble

First recorded in 1805–15
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soap bubble

noun
  1. a bubble formed from soapy water
  2. something that is ephemeral but attractive
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Word Origin and History for soap-bubble
n.

1800, from soap (n.) + bubble (n.).

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