melting pot

noun
|Updated on: 8 Jul 2018

Definition of melting pot

1 a : a place where a variety of races, cultures, or individuals assimilate into a cohesive whole
b : the population of such a place
2 : a process of blending that often results in invigoration or novelty

melting-pot

adjective

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First Known Use of melting pot

1887

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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MELTING POT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of melting pot for English Language Learners

  • : a place (such as a city or country) where different types of people live together and gradually create one community


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