alcopop


alcopop
(AL.koh.pawp)
n.
A soft drink or lemonade that contains alcohol.
Example Citation:
Irish people are turning their backs on the traditional pint in favour of trendy alcopops, new figures have shown.
Beer consumption fell last year for the first time since the start of the Celtic Tiger boom years. In comparison alcopop sales, which specifically target younger drinkers, have almost doubled in the last few years.
— Fiona Wynne, "Pint sales go down the drain," The Mirror, May 8, 2003
Earliest Citation:
Hooper's Hooch - which has an alcohol content of 4.7 per cent - sells two million bottles a week only six months after its launch. Bass admits there have been problems with off-licences stocking the brew next to soft drinks.
The Advertising Standards Authority is investigating more than 20 'alcopops' now on the market. Rules state alcohol should not be marketed in a way that is likely to appeal to anyone under 18.
— "Labels 'don't lure children'," Daily Mail (London), January 10, 1996
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  • Alcopop — Alcopop. Los alcopops son licores comercializados en pequeñas botellas (típicamente entre 200–275ml) de diseño y etiquetado confuso ya que la botellas hacen pensar en bebidas de bajo contenido alchólico. Una botella puede llegar a contener por… …   Wikipedia Español

  • alcopop — ► NOUN Brit. informal ▪ a ready mixed carbonated drink containing alcohol …   English terms dictionary

  • alcopop — /alˈkō pop/ (informal) noun A commercially sold drink containing alcohol but packaged and tasting like a soft drink ORIGIN: From ↑alcohol and ↑pop1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alcopop — Two bottles of blue Rev, an alcopop from Canada. Alcopop is a colloquial term describing certain flavored alcoholic beverages, including: malt beverages to which various fruit juices or other flavorings have been added beverages containing wine… …   Wikipedia

  • alcopop — UK [ˈælkəʊˌpɒp] / US [ˈælkoʊˌpɑp] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms alcopop : singular alcopop plural alcopops British a drink that contains alcohol but tastes like a soft drink such as lemonade …   English dictionary

  • Alcopop — Ạl|co|pop , Alkopop, der od. das; [s], s [engl. alcopop, zu: alcohol = Alkohol u. pop = Limonade, Brause]: fertig zu kaufendes Mischgetränk aus hochprozentigem Alkohol u. Limonade: an s finden immer mehr Jugendliche Gefallen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Alcopop — Ein Alkopop (Zusammensetzung aus Alkohol und engl. umgangssprachlich [soda] pop, Softdrink) ist ein alkoholhaltiges Süßgetränk. Alkopops (auch als Premixgetränke, Ready to Drink RTD oder Designer Drinks bezeichnet) sind fertig gemixte, süße,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Alcopop — Prémix  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Prémix (biologie moléculaire).  Un prémix (faux anglicisme), ou pre mix, doit son nom à l anglais premixed soit « mélangé à l avance ». Sommaire 1 Définition 2 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • alcopop — n [C, U] (BrE) a type of sweet alcoholic drink, usually sold in small bottles. Alcopops have been criticized in Britain because they are attractive to children, and some makes are now no longer sold. * * * …   Universalium

  • alcopop — noun An alcoholic drink that looks and tastes like a soft drink …   Wiktionary