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  • n. Alternative spelling of sherbet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of sherbet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a frozen dessert made primarily of fruit juice and sugar, but also containing milk or egg-white or gelatin


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  • I remember the lollies called sherbert bombs we bought at the milkbar were the same sort of thing; a nasty waxy lolly filled with fizzy sherbert.

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  • I know "sherbert" is a colloquialism, but it is spelled "sherbet"--the other spelling isn't recognized at all by the OED or the spellchecker on this site.

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  • They immediately gave cute names to the new Daleks (take a guess which one they named "sherbert").


  • I except the "difference of opinion" classics such as sherbert or Welsh rarebit.

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  • "sherbert," a dubious "vermillion" (perhaps an original misspelling but so universal that Webster lists it alongside the one L spelling), and a complaint about 'til for till or until.

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  • On the other side was Nancy Mattingly, 66, a retiree in a sherbert-green tracksuit.

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  • And there was me, Ron, thinking that you were enjoying the life of Riley, and permanently on the sherbert.

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  • Till then I have a selection of sherbert flying saucers, some sugar-coated almonds and a few chocolate coins to pluck out of my Christmas hamper and feast on.

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  • There she was, all pink and pherump and pretty, selecting a grape, dusting it with sherbert, and popping it into my mouth with a fond smirk and a loving kiss that was like being hit in the face by a handful of liver-and not two minutes earlier she'd had a dinner guest trepanned before he'd even had his coffee.


  • For lunch I ordered sardines on toast, pickled herring, a grilled mutton chop, buttered green beans, pommes lyonnaise and lemon sherbert.

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  • Yup, this is how people say it 'round these parts. :) (See sherbet for the whole discussion.)

    July 25, 2007