syrup
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈsɪ.ɹəp/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈsɪ.ɹəp/, /ˈsi.ɹəp/, /ˈsɝ.əp/, /ˈsɝ.ʌp/
Noun

syrup

  1. Any thick liquid that has a high#Adjective|high sugar#Noun|sugar content#Noun|content and which is added to or poured over food as a flavouring.
    maple syrup
    pancake syrup
    peaches in syrup
    • 1819, John Keats, “The Eve of St. Agnes”, in Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems, London: Printed [by Thomas Davison] for Taylor and Hessey, […], published 1820, OCLC 927360557 ↗, stanza XXX, page 98 ↗:
      With jellies soother than the creamy curd, / And lucent syrops, tinct with cinnamon; [...]
  2. (by extension) Any viscous liquid.
    cough syrup
    rose syrup
  3. (Cockney rhyming slang, shortened from "syrup of figs") A wig.
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