• Syrup


    • UK IPA: /ˈsɪɹəp/
    • US IPA: /ˈsɪɹəp/, /ˈsiː.ɹəp/, /ˈsɝ.əp/

    Alternative forms


    From Middle English sirup, from Anglo-French sirop, from Medieval Latin siruppus, syrupus, from Arabic شراب (šarāb, "a drink, beverage, wine, coffee, syrup"), from شرب (šáriba, "to drink"). Related to sorbet, sherbet.

    Compare French sirop, Italian siroppo, Spanish jarabe, jarope.

    The first known use of sirup was in the 14th century.

    Full definition of syrup



    (countable and uncountable; plural syrups)
    1. Any thick liquid that is added to or poured over food as a flavouring and has a high sugar content. Also any viscous liquid.maple syruppancake syrup
    2. (Cockney rhyming slang; shortened from syrup of figs) A wig.


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