[ sil-uh-buhb ]
/ ˈsɪl əˌbʌb /


a drink of milk or cream sweetened, flavored, and mixed with wine or cider.
a dessert of beaten cream that is thickened with gelatin, sweetened, and flavored with wine or liquor.
a glass or punch cup in which syllabub is served.

Origin of syllabub

First recorded in 1530–40; earlier sollybubbe, sillabub, of obscure origin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for syllabub

British Dictionary definitions for syllabub



/ (ˈsɪləˌbʌb) /


a spiced drink made of milk with rum, port, brandy, or wine, often hot
British a cold dessert made from milk or cream beaten with sugar, wine, and lemon juice

Word Origin for syllabub

C16: of unknown origin
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