- n. UK, Australia An alcoholic drink that looks and tastes like a soft drink.
- Blend of alcohol and pop ("sweetened carbonated drink"). (Wiktionary)
“Health Department wants state lawmakers to make it illegal for bodegas to sell "alcopop" - premixed, carbonated, flavored malt drinks with alcohol content as high as 12%.”
“The state of Utah is concerned that alcohol producers are trying to target kids with super-sweet flavored beverages – sometimes called "alcopop" or "malternatives".”
“D-San Jose, will have better luck banning "alcopop" in California than funding programs aimed at cleaning up some of the wreckage induced by alcohol, caffeine-spiked or not.”
“While shochu and liqueur (mostly chuhai aka shochu "alcopop") and wine grew over that period (and sake, whisky, and brandy actually declined significantly), there is still nothing approaching beer. happoshu came amid a major recession for the Japanese economy and the first instance of deflation for a developed economy in the postwar era.”
“New 'alcopop' law may eliminate fruit-flavored liquor in Utah altogether”
“The first “alcopop,” it was technically a beer, but zweet like zoda, and was basically a carbonated wine cooler.”
“Instead of the wailing and gnashing of teeth, there is just the mild crunch of plastic alcopop bottle underfoot as the crowd anticipate rather more pressing business.”
“Even in the brief intervals when she wasn't talking, her hands were caressing the phone until she thought of someone else whom she could apprise of the hot news about her favourite alcopop.”
“It turns out there's no such thing as a "good" alcopop, at least not among the brands tested here.”
“Whilst an alcopop might be capable of specific definition in the light of the manner of its production, trying to define one beer made of barley, water, hops and yeast and being of 7.5% ABV as belonging to a high tax group and another beer made with barley, water, hops and yeast with 7.5% ABV as belonging to a lower tax bracket will defy construction.”
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Mostly, the cant words come from my reprint of Francis Grose's 1785 dictionary of 'The Vulgar Tongue', while the more modern slang has been found at various online sources, e.g. this online diction...
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