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syrup

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EtymologyEdit

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, Portuguese xarope.

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɪɹəp/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsɪɹəp/, /ˈsiː.ɹəp/, /ˈsɝ.əp/
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NounEdit

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 syrup
    pancake syrup
  2. (Cockney rhyming slang; shortened from syrup of figs) A wig.

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