Definition of julep in English:



  • 1A sweet flavoured drink made from a sugar syrup, sometimes containing alcohol or medication.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Mint can do much more than dress up a julep or a lamb chop.’
    • ‘Mint juleps were also popular beverages from morning till midday.’
    1. 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.