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noun (used with a plural verb)
  1. suds made with water and soap.
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Origin of soapsuds

First recorded in 1605–15; soap + suds
Related formssoap·suds·y, adjective
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Related Words for soapsuds

froth, yeast, foam, head, spume, suds, soap, cream, soapsuds, lather, rapid, rapids, spray, surf, spindrift, spoondrift

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Historical Examples of soapsuds

  • The plants should be washed occasionally with soapsuds and then rinsed.

    Agriculture for Beginners

    Charles William Burkett

  • Her arms were bare, her face and eyes red; the steam of soapsuds had congealed on them.


    John Galsworthy

  • Saturate the spot two or three times, and then wash out in soapsuds.

  • All afternoon she drenched herself with soapsuds in the ferocity of her washing.

    The Mothers Of Honor

    Mary Hartwell Catherwood

  • A jet of soapsuds plays on each drill from an orifice 1/32 in.

British Dictionary definitions for soapsuds


pl n
  1. foam or lather made from soap
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Derived Formssoapsudsy, adjective
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