Definition of julep in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈjo͞oləp/


1A sweet flavored drink made from a sugar syrup, sometimes containing alcohol or medication.
Example sentences
  • 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'.

Words that rhyme with julep


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Syllabification: ju·lep

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