- She was quite overcome by it all, real bone china crockery, real silver wear.
- They had grabbed ten miniature Crown Derby items of crockery and nine Lladro pottery figures.
- The youth group is collecting cracked and unwanted crockery for their china smashing stall, and a box for donations is in the church.
Early 18th century: from obsolete crocker 'potter', from crock1.
Crockery is from obsolete crocker ‘potter’, from crock, spelt in Old English croc, crocca ‘earthenware pot’. The crock in the expression old crock is a different word, perhaps of Flemish origin. Originally a late Middle English Scots term for an old ewe, it came in the late 19th century to denote an old or broken-down horse. Crone (Late Middle English) has a related history coming from Middle Dutch croonje, ‘old ewe, carcass’ from Old Northern French caroigne meaning both ‘carrion’ and ‘cantankerous woman’. See also carnival
Words that rhyme with crockerymockery, rockery
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