A bowl of porridge topped with bananas and nuts.
Porridge is a soft food made by boiling oats, cereal or another meal in milk or water.
A breakfast food made by boiling oatmeal in milk is an example ofporridge.
- Obs. pottage
- a soft food made of cereal or meal boiled in water or milk until thick
Origin of porridgealtered ; from pottage by confusion with Middle English porrey ; from Old French poree ; from Vulgar Latin porrata, leek broth ; from Classical Latin porrum, leek, akin to Classical Greek prason, leek
A soft food made by boiling oatmeal or another meal in water or milk.
Origin of porridgeAlteration of pottage (influenced by obsolete porray, vegetable soup, from Middle English porreie, from Old French poree, leek soup, from por, leek, from Latin porrum).
(usually uncountable, plural porridges)