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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.

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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