Definition of soda jerk in English:

soda jerk

(also soda jerker)

noun

North American
informal, dated
  • A person who serves and sells soft drinks and ice cream at a soda fountain.

    • ‘They have a soda jerk and vinyl bar stools, just like the old days.’
    • ‘If you're looking for a fun atmosphere, this chain brings patrons back the bygone days of soda jerks and jukeboxes.’
    • ‘In that one, Bud and Lou are soda jerks at the Radio Central Pharmacy, but aspire to be writers for the network's hit show, ‘Murder at Midnight.’’
    • ‘And though he had a job, he knew he had no future as a drug store soda jerk.’
    • ‘Root beer floats had another heyday in the 1950s, the era of malt shops and soda jerks.’