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Blend of alcohol +‎ pop (sweetened carbonated drink).



alcopop (usually uncountable, plural alcopops)

  1. (Britain, Australia) An alcoholic drink that looks and tastes like a soft drink.
    • 1999, Stanton Peel, Marcus Grant (editors), Alcohol and Pleasure: a health perspective,
      However, the media soon went too far in playing the story up, claiming that underage drinkers drank only alcopop (actually they preferred cheap cider).
    • 2003 January 23, Dave Haslam, London Review of Books,
      The breweries began to develop alcopops with names and advertising drawn from drug culture.
    • 2004 June 3, Andrew O'Hagan, London Review of Books,
      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.


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