Brewis meaning

1964: (...) he recounteth the horror of their deathless punishment in hellfire (as seen by him in his vision), a burning stinking brewis of venomed maggots and toothed worms that do gnaw to the very pia mater. "” Anthony Burgess, Nothing Like The Sun.
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Origin of brewis

  • Old French broez, brouez, brouets plural of broet, brouet (French brouet "˜gruel'), from breu, from *brodittum, a diminutive of vulgar Latin *brodum, from Germanic *brod "˜sauce' (English broth).
    From Wiktionary