Definition of Coca-Cola™ noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌkəʊkə ˈkəʊlə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌkoʊkə ˈkoʊlə//
    (informal Coke™) Soft drinks
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] a popular type of cola drink Culture Coca-Cola was invented in 1886 by Dr John S Pemberton, a pharmacist (= a person trained to prepare medicines) in Atlanta, who said it would cure feelings of sickness in the stomach or the head. Coca-Cola was originally made with cocaine, but this was replaced by caffeine in 1906. See related entries: Soft drinks
  2. 2[countable] a glass, bottle or can of Coca-Cola I’ll have a Coke, please.
  3. Word Originlate 19th cent.: from coca and cola.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Coca-Cola™