soda pop


a carbonated, flavored, and sweetened soft drink.

Origin of soda pop

First recorded in 1905–10

regional variation note for soda pop

The terms soda pop, soda, and pop are widely used throughout the U.S., although pop is mainly associated with the Midland U.S. Dope is used as a synonym in the Southern U.S., especially in the South Atlantic States, and tonic is used in eastern New England. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for soda pop

  • One of the machines drawn up beside the soda-pop stand fluttered a flag on its nose.

    Unexplored!|Allen Chaffee

British Dictionary definitions for soda pop

soda pop


US informal a fizzy drink
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