scul·​lion | \ ˈskəl-yən How to pronounce scullion (audio) \

Definition of scullion

: a kitchen helper

Examples of scullion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our winsome scamp loves all women, from scullion to lady, though his heart belongs to the plucky Sophia, who is given can-do determination by Elena Wang. Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Times, "Review: A Bawdy ‘Bastard Jones,’ Dancing With a Peg Leg," 26 June 2017

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First Known Use of scullion

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scullion

Middle English sculioun

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“Scullion.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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