punch bowl


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Pour eggnog into chilled 5-quart punch bowl. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, 23 Nov. 2020 Combine all ingredients in a pitcher or punch bowl. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 9 Dec. 2022 Mix everything in a punch bowl. Gabrielle Nicole Pharms, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 July 2022 Fed to take the punch bowl away? Alain Sherter, CBS News, 2 Nov. 2021 Stock prices are falling as the Federal Reserve takes its party punch bowl away and replaces it with kale smoothies. Brett Owens, Forbes, 31 Dec. 2022 But as inflation set in, the Fed began to take away the proverbial punch bowl, raising interest rates and unwinding its bond-buying mechanism that had propped up the market. Allison Morrow, CNN, 2 Oct. 2022 In a large punch bowl, combine the lemon juice, half the cranberry syrup, the vodka, and the Champagne. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, 23 Dec. 2022 Place the peels into the punch bowl with the sugar. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 6 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1675, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of punch bowl was in 1675

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“Punch bowl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punch%20bowl. Accessed 27 May. 2023.

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