stir·​about ˈstər-ə-ˌbau̇t How to pronounce stirabout (audio)
: a porridge of Irish origin consisting of oatmeal or cornmeal boiled in water or milk and stirred

Examples of stirabout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Knock of 1879 was an out-of-the-way Irish village, where people managed on potatoes and a porridge called stirabout; meat and tea on special occasions only. Dan Barry, New York Times, 12 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1682, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stirabout was in 1682

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“Stirabout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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