or sil·li·bub


noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sillabub

Historical Examples of sillabub

  • Another such drink was sillabub, in one form made of cider with sugar, nutmeg, and cream added.

    The Historical Child

    Oscar Chrisman

British Dictionary definitions for sillabub



a variant spelling of syllabub
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Word Origin and History for sillabub

also sillibub, syllabub, etc., 1530s, of unknown origin. Drink or dish of milk and wine or cider, often sweetened. Figurative sense of "floridly vapid prose" is from 1706.

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