Definition of sudser in US English:



North American
  • A soap opera.

    • ‘Though some dub the Ranma series a ‘soap opera for kids,’ there is plenty to enjoy as the romantic entanglements are played for humor rather than the endless string of romantic combinations the real sudsers portray.’
    • ‘The plot reads as pure sudser, but is executed head held high, with self-assurance standing in place of self-pity, and fate sidestepped for the fortunes we make in its place.’
    • ‘Let's face it: the commercial channel's output is overwhelmingly inconsequential, but this bomb of a sudser occupied an even lower rung on the ladder of popular entertainment.’
    • ‘I suppose I feel a similar vulnerability at the climactic moment from another Leo McCarey sudser, ‘An Affair to Remember, ‘when the crippled Deborah Kerr exclaims to playboy-but-true-love Cary Grant, ‘If you can paint, I can walk!’’
    • ‘Instead, Greif sleepwalks a cast of second-tier talent through a lackluster, interminable script, all the while lending a dreary visual style to the film that makes it look like this week's damsel-in-distress sudser on the USA Network.’
    • ‘Waters' intent was to make a homosexual heterosexual sudser, and he more or less succeeds, though it's better in some places than others.’