porringer

noun
por·​rin·​ger | \ ˈpȯr-ən-jər How to pronounce porringer (audio) , ˈpär-\

Definition of porringer

: a low usually metal bowl with a single and usually flat and pierced handle

First Known Use of porringer

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for porringer

alteration of Middle English potager, potynger, from Anglo-French potageer, from potage pottage

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about porringer

Dictionary Entries near porringer

porrect

porret

porridge

porringer

porritch

Porro prism

port

Statistics for porringer

Time Traveler for porringer

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

See more words from the same century

More from Merriam-Webster on porringer

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about porringer

Comments on porringer

What made you want to look up porringer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to spread as a report or rumor

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Confusing Words—A Quiz

  • alice with tweedle dee and tweedle dum
  • I invented a brand new toaster robot and ______ it "Sir Toasts-a-Lot."
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!