porringer

noun

por·​rin·​ger ˈpȯr-ən-jər How to pronounce porringer (audio)
ˈpär-
: a low usually metal bowl with a single and usually flat and pierced handle

Word History

Etymology

Middle English porrynger, alteration of potager, potynger, borrowed from Anglo-French potagier, from potage pottage + -ier -er entry 2

Note: See note at porridge.

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of porringer was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Porringer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/porringer. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

porringer

noun
por·​rin·​ger ˈpȯr-ən-jər How to pronounce porringer (audio)
ˈpär-
: a low metal bowl or cup with a handle

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