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porridge

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noun por·ridge \ˈpȯr-ij, ˈpär-\

Definition of porridge

  1. :  a soft food made by boiling meal of grains or legumes in milk or water until thick

por·ridgy play \-i-jē\ adjective


Origin of porridge

alteration of pottage


First Known Use: circa 1643

Rhymes with porridge


PORRIDGE Defined for Kids

porridge

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noun por·ridge \ˈpȯr-ij\

Definition of porridge

  1. :  a soft food from meal or a vegetable that is boiled until thick





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