root beer ExamplesWord Origin noun
- 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!’
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.
Edith Ballinger Price
Bottles of root-beer and ginger ale mingled with sarsparilla in forming a shower of cooling drinks.
It used to be cleaner, but Butsey White blew up with a root-beer bottle and spattered it.
So far as the young people were concerned, the root-beer went much more rapidly than the boneset.
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.
British Dictionary definitions for root beer root beer noun
- US and Canadian an effervescent drink made from extracts of various roots and herbs