noun (plural: alcopops)
Etymology: Alco-, from alcohol or alcoholic, + pop, a soft drink.
- An alcoholic drink that looks and tastes like a soft drink.
- 2003: The breweries began to develop alcopops with names and advertising drawn from drug culture — Dave Haslam, in London Review of Books, 23 January 2003
- 2004: Over on cheap flights from Prestwick and Stansted, these boys were often to be found floating trouserless in the Liffey at dawn, or staggering up Grafton Street, their T-shirts clinging to them with alcopops and spilled Sambuca. — Andrew O'Hagan, in London Review of Books, 3 June 2004
- 1999: However, the media soon went too far in playing the story up, claiming that underage drinkers drank only alcopop (actually they preferred cheap cider). — Alcohol and Pleasure: a health perspective. edited by Stanton Peel and Marcus Grant.
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