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[soh-per] /ˈsoʊ pər/
noun, Slang.
Origin of soaper
1945-50; soap (opera) + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • "I will try—and not deserve it, Mr. soaper," was the prompt reply.

    Peg Woffington Charles Reade
  • And when Snarl and soaper sit on your next play, they won't forget the lesson you have given them.

    Peg Woffington Charles Reade
  • Mr. soaper lingered one moment to say: "You shall always have my good word, Mr. Triplet."

    Peg Woffington Charles Reade
Slang definitions & phrases for soaper



  1. soft soap (1854+)
  2. soap opera (1943+)


To flatter and cajole; sweet-talk: one of those Republicans who soaped Vivien (1853+)

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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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