Definition of jorum in English:


Syllabification: jo·rum
Pronunciation: /ˈjôrəm
, ˈjōrəm


A large bowl or jug used for serving drinks such as tea or punch.
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  • Most of these already hefty meals were ‘washed down’ with jorums of ultra-sweet beverages, notably indigenous preparations of robust viscosity like snowball, or punches made from peanut butter, barbadine, soursop and seamoss.
  • It seems ‘a jorum is a chamberpot, in this case used as a mug in drinking healths and toasts.’
  • Sitting in what was once a Corsetry Fitting Room, after several jorums, I began to see History with an infinitely greater clarity.


early 18th century: perhaps from Joram (2 Sam. 8:10), who “brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold” to King David.

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