Definitions

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  • noun UK, Australia An alcoholic drink that looks and tastes like a soft drink.

Etymologies

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Blend of alcohol and pop ("sweetened carbonated drink").

Examples

  • 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%.

    NY Daily News

  • The state of Utah is concerned that alcohol producers are trying to target kids with super-sweet flavored beverages – sometimes called "alcopop" or "malternatives".

    Since The Subject Seems To Keep Coming Up Lately

  • The state of Utah is concerned that alcohol producers are trying to target kids with super-sweet flavored beverages – sometimes called "alcopop" or "malternatives".

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • 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.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • 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.

    Mutantfrog Travelogue

  • New 'alcopop' law may eliminate fruit-flavored liquor in Utah altogether

    ABC 4: Top Stories

  • 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.

    Tinie Tempah – review

  • 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.

    Simon Hoggart's week: A tweet in store – Mrs Farnsbarns and the milkman

  • The first “alcopop,” it was technically a beer, but zweet like zoda, and was basically a carbonated wine cooler.

    Zima Waz Zo Good - The Retroist

  • It turns out there's no such thing as a "good" alcopop, at least not among the brands tested here.

    The Consumerist: January 2010 Archives

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