Scullery meaning

skŭlə-rē
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A small room adjoining a kitchen, in which dishwashing and other kitchen chores are done.
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(now rare) A room adjoining the kitchen, where pots and pans are cleaned and stored or where the rough, dirty kitchen work is done.
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(formerly) A small room, next to a kitchen, where washing up and other domestic chores are done.
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Origin of scullery

  • Middle English from Old French escuelerie from escuelier keeper of dishes from escuele dish from Vulgar Latin scūtella alteration (influenced by scūtum shield) of Latin scutella salver diminutive of scutra platter

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

  • From Old English, but probably influenced by Old Norse skola (“to wash") (> Danish skylle, Icelandic skyla).

    From Wiktionary