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 The first is a scullery that connects to the dining room. James Alexander, Hartford Courant, 2 May 2022 Ermengarde, the school dunce, Lottie, the school crybaby, and Becky, the scullery maid, quickly find a defender, surrogate mother, and friend in Sara. Sarah Schutte, National Review, 13 Mar. 2022 In tandem with intermittently otherworldly lighting by Christopher Akerlind and sound by Justin Ellington, the set by Takeshi Kata suggests a freeway scullery that occasionally gives way to the story’s more gourmet — and cosmic — possibilities. Naveen Kumar, Variety, 23 Nov. 2021 The look only clicks in a traditional scullery, said Houston designer J. Randall Powers. Kathryn O’shea-evans, WSJ, 3 June 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, 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, 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, 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, 22 Jan. 2021 See More

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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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Last Updated

14 May 2022

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“Scullery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scullery. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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