1. A nonalcoholic, flavored, carbonated beverage, usually commercially prepared and sold in bottles or cans.
2. A serving of this beverage. In both senses also called soda pop; also called regionally cold drink, drink, pop1, soda, soda water, tonic. See Note at tonic.
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