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soda jerk

noun, Informal.
1.
a person who prepares and serves sodas and ice cream at a soda fountain.
Also, soda jerker.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15, Americanism; shortened form of soda jerker
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British Dictionary definitions for soda jerk

soda jerk

noun
1.
(US, slang) a person who serves at a soda fountain
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Slang definitions & phrases for soda jerk

soda jerk

noun phrase

A person who makes ice-cream sodas and other treats at a soda fountain: She worked for a while as a soda jerk/ the champion soda jerker of the United States

Related Terms

jerk soda

[1883+; fr earlier beer jerk, ''tapster,'' perhaps fr the action of drawing back on the vertical handle that controlled the flow of beer; perhaps also related to jerkwater]


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