- noun informal a confusing or confused mixture of things.Originearly 20th cent.: alluding to a kind of clear soup containing pasta in the shapes of letters.
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alphabet soup — n. 1. a soup containing pasta in the shape of letters 2. Slang a jumble of initials, as of government agencies or other organizations … English World dictionary
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alphabet soup — n. initialisms and acronyms in general. D The names of these government offices are just alphabet soup. □ Just look at the telephone book! You can’t find anything because it’s filled with alphabet soup … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
alphabet soup — al′phabet soup′ n. 1) coo a soup containing small noodles in the shapes of letters of the alphabet 2) a jumble of abbreviations, as of names of government agencies • Etymology: 1905–10 … From formal English to slang
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