oat·​meal ˈōt-ˌmēl How to pronounce oatmeal (audio)
: meal made from oats
: rolled oats
: porridge made from ground or rolled oats

Example Sentences

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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

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“Oatmeal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oatmeal. Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition


oat·​meal ˈōt-ˌmēl How to pronounce oatmeal (audio)
: oats husked and ground into meal or flattened into flakes
: a hot cereal made from oatmeal

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