punch bowl

noun

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 Pour mixture into a large pitcher or punch bowl and refrigerate until chilled. Kelly Brant, Arkansas Online, 22 Dec. 2021 Build in your favorite punch bowl with lots of fresh ice. Amber Love Bond, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 Set the block of ice in the punch bowl and gently pour the punch base over it. Washington Post, 16 Dec. 2021 In other words, investors are now growing increasingly nervous that the Fed will pull away the proverbial punch bowl just as the economy begins to slow down. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, 30 Nov. 2021 In a large container, like a pitcher or punch bowl, add the spice bag, wine, brandy and fresh fruit. Amelia Goe, The Arizona Republic, 20 Nov. 2021 In a punch bowl combine the cognac, apple and lemon juices, apricot liqueur and bitters and mix to combine. Jessica Battilana, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Nov. 2021 Combine tea, pomegranate juice, rum and orange juice in a pitcher or punch bowl. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 25 Oct. 2021 The punch bowl becomes a smoking cauldron with the addition of dry ice. Lacey Howard And Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Oct. 2021

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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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17 Jan 2022

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“Punch bowl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punch%20bowl. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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punch bowl

noun

English Language Learners Definition of punch bowl

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

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