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sillabub

[sil-uh-buhb] /ˈsɪl əˌbʌb/
noun
1.
Also, sillibub.
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British Dictionary definitions for sillabub

sillabub

/ˈsɪləˌbʌb/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of syllabub

syllabub

/ˈsɪləˌbʌb/
noun
1.
a spiced drink made of milk with rum, port, brandy, or wine, often hot
2.
(Brit) a cold dessert made from milk or cream beaten with sugar, wine, and lemon juice
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for sillabub
n.

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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