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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.
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.
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.
"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.
On the other side was Nancy Mattingly, 66, a retiree in a sherbert-green tracksuit.
And there was me, Ron, thinking that you were enjoying the life of Riley, and permanently on the sherbert.
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.
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.