Definition of julep in English:


Syllabification: ju·lep
Pronunciation: /ˈjo͞oləp


  • 1A sweet flavored drink made from a sugar syrup, sometimes containing alcohol or medication.
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    • This recipe makes enough syrup for 44 juleps.
    • So if you don't want to drink a julep, you can use a tincture instead.
    • We drink tall mojitos, juleps made with lime juice, rum, and crushed mint.
  • 1.1 short for mint julep.


late Middle English: from Old French, from medieval Latin julapium, via Arabic from Persian gulāb, from gul 'rose' + āb 'water'.

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