pos·​set | \ ˈpä-sət How to pronounce posset (audio) \

Definition of posset

: a hot drink of sweetened and spiced milk curdled with ale or wine

Examples of posset in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The story of eggnog can be traced back to English colonists, who transformed a hot British drink called posset (a mixture of eggs, milk, and ale or wine) by adding rum and bourbon—the spirits of the New World. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "You Can Thank Virginia (and George Washington) for Boozy Homemade Eggnog," 4 Dec. 2020 Some of other dishes scattered throughout the service will be snacks like dashi popcorn and dessert like lemon posset. Justin Phillips, San Francisco Chronicle, "James Syhabout adds four-course prix fixe menu to Oakland’s CDP," 9 Apr. 2018 And Ms. Billups has transformed the desserts: lemon-thyme posset with shortbread, apple brown-sugar cheesecake with apple cider caramel and a dusting of brown butter sugar. Steve Reddicliffe, New York Times, "Mohonk’s Farm-to-Table Rebirth," 1 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of posset

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for posset

Middle English poshet, possot

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13 Dec 2020

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“Posset.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/posset. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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