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soda jerk

n. Informal
One who works at a soda fountain.

[Short for soda jerker.]
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soda jerk

(Commerce) slang US a person who serves at a soda fountain
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so′da jerk`

(or jerk`er),

a person who prepares and serves sodas and ice cream at a soda fountain.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soda jerk - someone who works at a soda fountainsoda jerk - someone who works at a soda fountain
counterman, counterperson, counterwoman - someone who attends a counter (as in a diner)
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