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n. 1. A soft drink (such as root beer) with a scoop or two of ice cream floating in it. 2. A small amount of liquid (such as liqueur or cream) that sits atop another liquid without mixing in. float v. To slowly pour a liquid (such as liqueur or cream) onto the top of another liquid so that it floats on top of the liquid below. In the case of a pousse-café, several liquids are floated, one on top of the other, so as not to mix together.