chafing dish

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noun chaf·ing dish \ˈchā-fiŋ-\

Definition of chafing dish

  1. :  a utensil for cooking or keeping food warm at the table

Origin and Etymology of chafing dish

Middle English chafing, present participle of chaufen, chafen to warm


First Known Use: 15th century


CHAFING DISH Defined for English Language Learners

chafing dish

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Definition of chafing dish for English Language Learners

  • : a dish that is used for cooking or warming food at the table



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