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 American eggnog is closely related to English posset and Scottish Auld Man's Milk (to be drunk on New Year's Day after a night of revelry). Kelly Brant, Arkansas Online, 22 Dec. 2021 Teapot-like drinking vessels for posset enabled people to drink the liquid before eating the curds with a spoon after. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 Aug. 2021 Hints of sherbet, marshmallow, lemon posset (a kind of lemon custard), mango, creamed peaches and ripe orange lead on to a composed and approachable palate that has good complexity. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 6 June 2021 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, 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, 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, 1 Aug. 2017 See More

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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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“Posset.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/posset. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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