soda pop

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soda pop (countable and uncountable, plural soda pops)

  1. (regional in US) Any of several sweetened, carbonated beverages.
    On a hot day, there's nothing I like more than soda pop.
    Could you bring me a soda pop? I'm parched!

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  • In the Midwest, soda pop is usually abbreviated to pop, except Wisconsin, such as Do you have any pop?
  • Further, in the Midwest, soda means an ice cream soda (soda pop with ice cream in it), such as I think I will have a root beer soda. (i.e. what would otherwise be known as a "root beer float" in non-Midwestern areas).
  • On the east and west coasts, soda pop is abbreviated to soda, such as "May I have a soda?" Some, however, still use the term "soda pop". Furthermore, some use "soda pop" except colloquially, in which case they would use "soda".

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