soda jerk

or so·da jerk·er

[soh-duh jurk or soh-duh jur-ker]

noun Informal: Older Use.

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

Nearby words

  1. soda ash,
  2. soda biscuit,
  3. soda bread,
  4. soda cracker,
  5. soda fountain,
  6. soda lake,
  7. soda lime,
  8. soda niter,
  9. soda nitre,
  10. soda pop

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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