To save this word, you'll need to log in.
15th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English ulage, from Anglo-French ulliage, from *ullier to fill a partially empty cask, from Old French (Picard dialect) oel bunghȯle, literally, eye, from Latin oculus eye — more at eye
Keep scrolling for more
Time Traveler for ullage
See more words from the same century
From the Editors at Merriam-Webster
'Hypnagogic' and Obscure Words You...
It's not a criticism. Honest.
Cite this Entry
“Ullage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ullage. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.
More from Merriam-Webster on ullage
Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with ullage
Comments on ullage
What made you want to look up ullage? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
See Definitions and Examples »
Get Word of the Day daily email!
May 2020 Words of the Day Quiz
Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?
Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.
Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!
Swell words for words lacking substance.
Workin’ to pay the bills.
Words from the week of 5/29/2020
Uncommon singular versions of words
A definitive answer.
And who put it there, anyway?
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
The awkward case of 'his or her'
How is it the end of May?
Surprisingly specific words for shapes.
Build a city of skyscrapers—one synonym at a time.