a hot drink made of milk curdled as with ale or wine, usually spiced and sweetened
Origin of possetMiddle English ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
A spiced drink of hot sweetened milk curdled with wine or ale.
Origin of possetMiddle English poshet, possot : perhaps Old French *posce (Latin p&omacron;sca, drink of vinegar and water from potare, to drink; see potable + Latin esca, food, from edere, to eat; see edible) + Middle English hot, hot; see hot.
- A beverage composed of hot milk curdled by some strong infusion, such as wine.
(third-person singular simple present possets, present participle posseting, simple past and past participle posseted)
- To treat with possets; to pamper