Gruel meaning

gro͝oəl
Severe punishment.
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Thin, easily digested porridge made by cooking meal in water or milk.
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A thin watery porridge.
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Punishment.
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Origin of gruel

  • Middle English from Old French of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French gruel (> French gruau), from Frankish *grūt. Compare German Grütze (“grout”), English groats, grit.

    From Wiktionary