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ginger ale

a carbonated soft drink flavored with ginger extract.
Origin of ginger ale
1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If you want a 'drink' the well-mannered 'cut-throat' who serves you will give you a mighty mug of ginger-ale or sarsaparilla.

    Fifth Avenue Arthur Bartlett Maurice
  • Bob, you open some of the ginger-ale, but dont let it pop too loud, or Doc.

    Jack Ranger's Gun Club Clarence Young
  • But it was ginger-ale and seed-cake compared to having to tell Father, which was what it came to in the end.

    New Treasure Seekers E. (Edith) Nesbit
  • And then he would begin with ginger-ale; and then it would come to beer; and then to whiskey.

    Love's Pilgrimage Upton Sinclair
  • Out he went, not even heeding Tomlin's appeal to drink the ginger-ale he had just ordered.

  • "Lucky the necklace was insured," remarked Maurice Stetson, as he drank his ginger-ale.

  • He picked up a bottle of ginger-ale and pretended to throw it at Billy, but alas for his intentions!

    Billy Whiskers Frances Trego Montgomery
  • They are sitting in deep, comfortable chairs smoking and drinking (as usual, ginger-ale).

    Greenwich Village Anna Alice Chapin
  • Mr. Hurd, still bunched over his desk, was drinking a bottle of ginger-ale and eating a sandwich when I entered.

    May Iverson's Career Elizabeth Jordan
  • The fire-water was ginger-ale drunk out of the bottle, which was gravely passed from hand to hand.

    Danger! and Other Stories Arthur Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for ginger-ale

ginger ale

a sweetened effervescent nonalcoholic drink flavoured with ginger extract
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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