por·​ridge | \ ˈpȯr-ij How to pronounce porridge (audio) , ˈpär- \

Definition of porridge

: a soft food made by boiling meal of grains or legumes in milk or water until thick

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Other Words from porridge

porridgy \ ˈpȯr-​i-​jē How to pronounce porridge (audio) , ˈpär-​ \ adjective

Examples of porridge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Phenakite, porridge + puffs) will join Times columnist Jenn Harris in a discussion about women in the food industry. Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2021 In her grief, Zauner finds solace in making pine nut porridge, watching families shop for snacks at H Mart and digging into fresh seafood from a fish market in Busan, South Korea. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Apr. 2021 Then there is the rice porridge with celtuce (a weirdly underused and magical thick-stemmed lettuce), which balances a light brightness with a creamy mouthfeel. WSJ, 3 May 2021 Amaranth can be added to soup, cooked into a porridge or popped like popcorn! Leah Zerbe, Good Housekeeping, 12 Apr. 2021 Forget boring, bleary-eyed toast and embrace the effortlessness of premade frittata, porridge, breakfast cake (!), and more. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 19 Mar. 2021 Porzingis is averaging 20 points, 8.6 rebounds and career highs in field goal (46%) and free throw (85.4%) accuracy, but that’s tepid porridge compared to a Bubble K.P./MVP candidate Luka Doncic combo platter. Dallas News, 10 Feb. 2021 Keep an eye on the Morris’ Instagram for word on when the San Francisco wine bar’s Dungeness crab porridge ($18) will return — but it is expected to return. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, 21 Jan. 2021 This rice porridge is my equivalent of a comforting chicken noodle soup. Ying Chu, Marie Claire, 11 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of porridge

circa 1643, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for porridge

alteration of pottage

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The first known use of porridge was circa 1643

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Last Updated

31 May 2021

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“Porridge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/porridge. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for porridge


por·​ridge | \ ˈpȯr-ij How to pronounce porridge (audio) \

Kids Definition of porridge

: a soft food from meal or a vegetable that is boiled until thick

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