Definition of Alphabet soup

1. Noun. A confusing assortment. "Roosevelt created an alphabet soup of federal agencies"

2. Noun. Soup that contains small noodles in the shape of letters of the alphabet.
Generic synonyms: Soup

Definition of Alphabet soup

1. Noun. A type of soup that contains noodles in the shape of various alphabetical letters ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) An overabundance of acronyms and abbreviations ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alphabet Soup

alpha rays
alpha receptor
alpha rhythm
alpha software
alpha substance
alpha taxonomy
alpha test
alpha testing
alpha units
alpha version
alpha viruses
alpha wave
alpha waves
alphabet soup (current term)
alphabetic character
alphabetic script
alphabetic writing
alphabetical order
alphabetical orders

Literary usage of Alphabet soup

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1. Medicare Provider Service Networks: Congressional Hearing edited by Michael Bilirakis (1999)
"... otherwise recognized in Washington's alphabet soup as PSOs. I also want to commend my colleague, Jim Greenwood, for his leadership on HR 475, ..."

2. Beginning Writers: How to Make Books with Children Series by Jo Ellen Moore (1999)
"alphabet soup Each student will need a blank soup pot form. Assign each student a letter of the alphabet. They are to draw an item beginning with their ..."

3. The Golden Rule Cook Book: Six Hundred Recipes for Meatless Dishes by Mrs Maud Russell Lorraine Sharpe Freshel (1910)
"NOODLE OR alphabet soup Strain any one of the vegetable soups for stock, add £ cup of noodles or "alphabets" fifteen minutes before serving. ..."

4. Parents, Peers and Pot II: Parents in Action by Marsha Manatt (1996)
"But the students' knowing guffaws and sophisticated questions about a virtual alphabet soup of MDA, THC, and PCP reemphasized the point that drug use had ..."

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