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soft-soap

[sawft-sohp, soft-] /ˈsɔftˈsoʊp, ˈsɒft-/
verb (used with object)
1.
Informal. to cajole; flatter.
2.
to apply soft soap to.
verb (used without object)
3.
to use soft soap in washing.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30
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Word Origin and History for softsoap

soft-soap

n.

1630s, from soft (adj.) + soap (n.). Figurative sense "flattery" is recorded from 1830.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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