punch bowl


Definition of punch bowl

: a large bowl from which a beverage (such as punch) is served

Examples of punch bowl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Put the grapes and orange slices in a punch bowl or large pitcher. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "Toast the holidays with these 5 festive cocktails you can make at home," 18 Nov. 2020 Stick to treat-or-treating, and skip the bobbing for apples and shared punch bowl. Elizabeth Gulino, refinery29.com, "How To Celebrate Halloween During A Pandemic," 22 Sep. 2020 And Schott presented Rose with a silver punch bowl, a silver tray and 12 silver cups. Greg Hoard, The Enquirer, "From the archives: Pete Rose hits no. 4,192," 11 Sep. 2020 No wonder punch bowls are used for cotillion dances. Leslie Anne Tarabella, al, "Would you care for some punch?," 8 Jan. 2020 Vintage punch bowls are not often seen partying these days. Jura Koncius, Washington Post, "5 old-school table accessories get hip for the holidays," 13 Nov. 2019 For the world’s most stylish, party season entails birthday spectaculars, store openings, runway shows, awards season pregame hustle, and, yes, the odd trip to the punch bowl. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Last Week, Stars Went for Corsetry and Confidence," 16 Dec. 2019 As any of them will tell you, this holiday season, spotting someone by the punch bowl with the ability to whisper into the president’s ear has been harder than ever. Shawn Mccreesh, New York Times, "Donald Trump Has Drained the Swamp (of Good Christmas Parties)," 21 Dec. 2019 The tea party and Occupy Wall Street shared a belief in disruption, in the need to spike the punch bowl and shock the system out of its complacency. Gilbert Garcia, ExpressNews.com, "Saying goodbye to the decade of distrust," 1 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of punch bowl

1675, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of punch bowl was in 1675

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24 Nov 2020

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“Punch bowl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punch%20bowl. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of punch bowl

: a large bowl from which punch is served at a party

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