scullery

noun
scul·​lery | \ ˈskə-lə-rē How to pronounce scullery (audio) , ˈskəl-rē \
plural sculleries

Definition of scullery

: a room for cleaning and storing dishes and cooking utensils and for doing messy kitchen work

Examples of scullery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Especially during the holidays, as home cooks log overtime in the scullery, this indispensable tool is never far from hand. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "The cutting edge ― Part 2: What’s the best kitchen knife?," 18 Dec. 2020 Anna and her older sister, Maria, sleep in a one-window cell off the scullery barely large enough for a horsehair pallet. Seija Rankin, EW.com, "Get a first look at Anthony Doerr's first novel since All the Light You Cannot See," 22 Jan. 2021 Especially during the holidays, as home cooks log overtime in the scullery, this indispensable tool is never far from hand. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "The cutting edge ― Part 2: What’s the best kitchen knife?," 18 Dec. 2020 Especially during the holidays, as home cooks log overtime in the scullery, this indispensable tool is never far from hand. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "The cutting edge ― Part 2: What’s the best kitchen knife?," 18 Dec. 2020 Especially during the holidays, as home cooks log overtime in the scullery, this indispensable tool is never far from hand. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "The cutting edge ― Part 2: What’s the best kitchen knife?," 18 Dec. 2020 Especially during the holidays, as home cooks log overtime in the scullery, this indispensable tool is never far from hand. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "The cutting edge ― Part 2: What’s the best kitchen knife?," 18 Dec. 2020 Especially during the holidays, as home cooks log overtime in the scullery, this indispensable tool is never far from hand. Marni Jameson | Contributing Writer, NOLA.com, "Bevel, tang and more: Some terms you should know before choosing the best knives for your kitchen," 15 Dec. 2020 More Television Reviews Where Robyn goes, early on, is the scullery. John Anderson, WSJ, "‘Wolfwalkers’ Review: An Irish Enchantment," 8 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of scullery

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scullery

Middle English squilerie, sculerie department of household in charge of dishes, from Anglo-French esquilerie, from escuele, eskel bowl, from Latin scutella drinking bowl — more at scuttle

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19 Feb 2021

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“Scullery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scullery. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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scullery

noun

English Language Learners Definition of scullery

old-fashioned : a room that is near the kitchen in a large and usually old house and that is used for washing dishes, doing messy kitchen tasks, etc.

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