Porridge meaning

pôr'ĭj, pŏr'-
A soft food made of cereal or meal boiled in water or milk until thick.
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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 of porridge.

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(British slang) A prison sentence.

Just do your porridge and keep your head down.

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A soft food made by boiling oatmeal or another meal in water or milk.
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Pottage.
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A type of thick soup or stew, especially thickened with barley.
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A dish made of grain or legumes, milk and/or water, heated and stirred until thick and typically eaten for breakfast.

Eat your porridge while it's hot!

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Origin of porridge

  • Alteration of pottage (influenced by obsolete porray vegetable soup) (from Middle English porreie) (from Old French poree leek soup) (from por leek) (from Latin porrum)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Variant of pottage, influenced by porray.
    From Wiktionary