Egg-cream meaning

A drink made of milk, syrup, and soda water.
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(chiefly new york city) A drink made from chocolate syrup, soda water, and milk, mixed to produce a white, foamy head.
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(US) A drink consisting of milk and soda water with vanilla or chocolate syrup.
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Origin of egg-cream

  • Probably from its foamy, egg-whitelike head

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition