Definition of porringer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpôrənjər/


A small bowl, typically with a handle, used for soup, stew, or similar dishes.
Example sentences
  • One vessel, a stoneware porringer with twisted handles, painted cobalt blue, is a form uncommon for the time, and has not appeared at other American colonial sites.
  • Once that was finished, I was to start putting the stew into the porringers and ring the meal bell.
  • Eddy slurped up what remained of his stew and sent his porringer down the table.


Late Middle English (earlier as potager and pottinger): from Old French potager, from potage 'contents of a pot'.

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Syllabification: por·rin·ger

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