root beer

root beer

root beer ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a carbonated beverage flavored with syrup made from the extracted juices of roots, barks, and herbs that have been fermented with sugar and yeast.

Origin of root beer An Americanism dating back to 1835–45 Examples from the Web for root beer Contemporary Examples of root beer

  • And then he would say to nobody, ‘Bring us three root-beer Popsicles!’

    Spielberg’s Shattered Dream

    Nicole LaPorte

    May 3, 2010

  • Historical Examples of root beer

  • The first thing we did was to bury our bottle of root-beer in a pool up to its neck and mark the place with two white stones.

    Us and the Bottleman

    Edith Ballinger Price

  • Bottles of root-beer and ginger ale mingled with sarsparilla in forming a shower of cooling drinks.

    The Motor Boys in the Clouds

    Clarence Young

  • It used to be cleaner, but Butsey White blew up with a root-beer bottle and spattered it.

    The Eternal Boy

    Owen Johnson

  • So far as the young people were concerned, the root-beer went much more rapidly than the boneset.

    Winter Fun

    William O. Stoddard

  • In a few minutes he was able to go with his friends and show them where the root-beer and soda-water bottles were hidden.

    The Wizard of the Sea

    Roy Rockwood

  • British Dictionary definitions for root beer root beer noun

    1. US and Canadian an effervescent drink made from extracts of various roots and herbs
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