[ sohp-suhdz ]
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noun(used with a plural verb)
  1. suds made with water and soap.

Origin of soapsuds

First recorded in 1605–15; soap + suds

Other words from soapsuds

  • soapsudsy, adjective

Words Nearby soapsuds Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use soapsuds in a sentence

  • Water and soapsuds blotched the broken floor, amongst which played two little boys, absolutely naked.

    The Garret and the Garden | R.M. Ballantyne
  • The colours produced from it are unchanged, they say, by warm soapsuds or light.

    Field's Chromatography | George Field
  • I splash in brief swift soapsuds, and go under a sudden heroic icy cold shower, and dry me with a scourging towel.

    I, Mary MacLane | Mary MacLane
  • Economical Hint: A good imitation of soapsuds may be made by shaking a bottle of champagne and then opening the bottle.

  • The most general remedy is to wash trees or plants with a strong decoction of some offensive herb, or with whale-oil soapsuds.

    Soil Culture | J. H. Walden

British Dictionary definitions for soapsuds


/ (ˈsəʊpˌsʌdz) /

pl n
  1. foam or lather made from soap

Derived forms of soapsuds

  • soapsudsy, adjective

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