Simple Definition of treacle
: a blend of molasses, sugar, and corn syrup
: something that is annoying because it is too sentimental
Full Definition of treacle
1 : a medicinal compound formerly in wide use as a remedy against poison
2 chiefly British a : molassesb : a blend of molasses, invert sugar, and corn syrup used as syrup —called also golden syrup
3 : something (as a tone of voice) heavily sweet and cloying
Examples of treacle
The book is ruined by all the treacle about his childhood.
Origin of treacle
Middle English triacle, from Anglo-French, from Latin theriaca, from Greek thēriakē antidote against a poisonous bite, from feminine of thēriakos of a wild animal, from thērion wild animal, diminutive of thēr wild animal — more at fierce
First Known Use: 14th century
Medical Definition of treacle
: a medicinal compound formerly in wide use as a remedy against poison
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