noun (1)
pot·​tin·​ger | \ ˈpätə̇njə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of pottinger

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly dialectal


noun (2)
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plural -s

Definition of pottinger (Entry 2 of 2)

1 archaic : a maker of pottage : cook
2 [influenced in meaning by pottingar] archaic : apothecary

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History and Etymology for pottinger

Noun (1)

Middle English potinger, alteration of poteger, from Anglo-French potageer, from Middle French potager, adjective, of or relating to pottage, from potage pottage

Noun (2)

alteration of Middle English potagere, from Middle French potagier

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“Pottinger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pottinger. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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