verb (used with object)
Origin of syrup
Examples from the Web for syrup
A bag of syrup in a box meets carbonated (or non-carbonated water) to produce a drink on demand.
On the northeasternmost point of the U.S., pancake-like ployes are a daily staple, whether covered in syrup or soaking up gravy.On the Canadian Border, It's Pancakes for Every Meal|Jane & Michael Stern|July 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The quartet is presented with a pitcher of syrup, which the waiter advises we apply “temperately, but not timidly.”
It turned out the bees had discovered a maraschino cherry factory in Red Hook and started bringing the syrup back to the hive.
He told MTV News in 2008 that quitting the syrup “feels like death in your stomach when you stop.”Rapper Lil Wayne and His Struggle With Sizzurp ‘Drank’|Allison Samuels|March 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Cook slowly until the prunes are tender and then drain the syrup and boil ten minutes before pouring over the prunes.Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book|Mary A. Wilson
Make sure that the syrup really is a syrup—that the sugar and water have thoroughly united.Candy-Making Revolutionized|Mary Elizabeth Hall
A child from three to six years old will require from ten drops to half a teaspoon of the syrup every half-hour till relieved.Housekeeping in Old Virginia|Marion Cabell Tyree
When asked what she intended to do with that crust, with childish simplicity she replied, “Save it to eat with syrup at dinner.”Blazing The Way|Emily Inez Denny
Boil sugar and water to syrup; cool, add orange and lemon juice, strain.The Laurel Health Cookery|Evora Bucknum Perkins
British Dictionary definitions for syrup
Word Origin for syrup
Word Origin and History for syrup
late 14c., from Old French sirop (13c.), and perhaps from Italian siroppo, both from Arabic sharab "beverage, wine," literally "something drunk," from verb shariba "he drank" (cf. sherbet). Spanish jarabe, jarope, Old Provençal eissarop are from Arabic; Italian sciroppo is via Medieval Latin sirupus.