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alphabet soup

noun
1.
a soup containing small noodles in the shapes of letters of the alphabet.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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Examples for alphabet soup
  • The costs of alphabet soup degrees have in large measure been excluded from bankruptcy protections.
  • The ever-inventive financial sector has taken the ingredients and cooked up a bewildering alphabet soup.
  • Health care lingo can be an alphabet soup of terminology.
Contemporary definitions for alphabet soup
noun

a broth soup with pasta shaped like alphabet letters

Usage Note

cooking

noun

confusing or incomprehensible speech or language, as in abbreviations

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alphabet soup

noun phrase

An array of initialisms or acronyms: Their business-speak is alphabet soup


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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