manger

noun

man·​ger ˈmān-jər How to pronounce manger (audio)
: a trough (see trough sense 1a) or open box in a stable designed to hold feed or fodder for livestock
We had our stage props now: a radiating tinfoil star and one of those mangers you see in Nativity scenes and nowhere else.Richard Peck
The first stall was a large square one, shut in behind with a wooden gate; … it had a low rack for hay and a low manger for corn …Anna Sewell

Word History

Etymology

Middle English mangeour, manger, from Anglo-French mangure, from manger to eat, from Latin manducare to chew, devour, from manducus glutton, from mandere to chew — more at mandible

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of manger was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Manger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/manger. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

manger

noun
man·​ger ˈmān-jər How to pronounce manger (audio)
: a trough or open box in which food for farm animals is placed

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