soda jerk

or so·da jerk·er

[ soh-duh jurk or soh-duh jur-ker ]
/ ˈsoʊ də ˌdʒɜrk or ˈsoʊ də ˌdʒɜr kər /

noun Informal: Older Use.

a person who prepares and serves sodas and ice cream at a soda fountain.

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Origin of soda jerk

1910–15, Americanism; soda jerk shortened form of earlier (1880–85) soda jerker
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British Dictionary definitions for soda jerk

soda jerk

noun

US slang a person who serves at a soda fountain
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