Soapbox Definition

sōpbŏks
soapboxes
noun
soapboxes
A box or crate for soap.
Webster's New World
Any improvised platform used by a person (soapbox orator) making an informal, often impassioned speech to a street audience, as on a current, controversial issue.
Webster's New World
(figuratively, idiomatic) A talk about one's pet topic (the topic itself), especially when only tangentially relevant to an ongoing discussion.
He's been on his soapbox all day about the new football coach.
Wiktionary
A soapbox car.
Wiktionary
verb
To engage in impromptu or nonofficial public speaking, often flamboyantly.
American Heritage

To give a speech from (as if from) a soapbox.

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idiom
on (one's) soapbox
  • Speaking one's views passionately or self-importantly.
American Heritage

Other Word Forms of Soapbox

Noun

Singular:
soapbox
Plural:
soapboxes

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Soapbox

  • on (one's) soapbox

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