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Definition of "soapsuds" [soap•suds]

  • Suds from soapy water. (noun-plural)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "soapsuds" in a sentence
  • "Then too, when we eat breakfast out, once replete, we can head straight home for the couch and newspaper, or (if virtuous) for a long walk to work it all off, either one without paying the price in soapsuds and pot scrubbing."
  • "_ -- Douse animal with cold water and apply any alkaline liquid, such as soapsuds, bicarbonate of soda, or weak solution of ammonia."
  • "But had I delayed to write just as I did in a peremptory tone, some old pettifogging, gossiping, soapsuds might in the interim have taken a delight in wounding your feelings by telling you that your committee folks meant to change their schoolmaster — I was determined that you should have the chance of resigning before you could hear it. —"