noun \y-ˈten(t)-səl, ˈyü-ˌ\

: a simple and useful device that is used for doing tasks in a person's home and especially in the kitchen

Full Definition of UTENSIL

:  an implement, instrument, or vessel used in a household and especially a kitchen
:  a useful tool or implement

Examples of UTENSIL

  1. <participants in the class must supply their own writing utensils>

Origin of UTENSIL

Middle English, vessels for domestic use, from Middle French utensile, from Latin utensilia, from neuter plural of utensilis useful, from uti to use
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with UTENSIL


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