• (RP) IPA: /ˌlɛmənˈeɪd/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈlɛmənˌeɪd/


  1. (US, Canada) A flavoured beverage consisting of water, lemon, and sweetener, sometimes ice, served mainly as a refreshment.
  2. (UK, AU, NZ) A clear, usually carbonated, beverage made from lemon or artificial lemon flavouring, water, and sugar.
  3. (slang, derogatory) Recreational drugs of poor or weak quality, especially heroin.
    • 1965, United States Congress, Hearings before the Subcommittee of the Committee of Appropriations (page 128)
      In fact, a recent report from Denver shows it [street heroin] was about 1 to 2 percent and the addicts that are receiving this in many cases refer to it as lemonade, because it is so weak.
  • (carbonated drink) carbonated lemonade, sparkling lemonade, fizzy lemonade, lemon soda, lemonade soda
Translations Translations
  • French: limonade
  • German: Brause, Limonade, Limo
  • Portuguese: soda limonada
  • Russian: лимона́д
  • Spanish: gaseosa de limón, limonada, soda limonada

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