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soppies, noun

Forms:
Also with initial capital.
Origin:
Etymology unknown.
slang
bio-café.
1970 J. Stodel Informant, Cape TownThere’s a double feature showing at the soppies (tearoom bioscope).
1981 Sunday Times 10 May (Mag. Sect.) 7Nobody who has never sat in a darkened Soppies (or cinema tea-room, as the larney-er ones liked to be called) will ever understand their appeal. I don’t know about Cape Town’s Soppies, but the ones in Durbs have all been replaced with discount stores now, and the ones in Joeys will soon be naught but a happy memory.
bio-café.

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