Definition of posset in English:
2 historical A drink made of hot milk curdled with ale, wine, or other alcoholic liquor and typically flavored with spices, drunk as a delicacy or as a remedy for colds.
- A posset was a hot drink made from milk curdled with ale, wine, or other liquor, often with sugar, spices, and herbs added in.
- Spiced cider and the alcoholic posset were served hot, but the staple beverage everywhere was beer, beginning with breakfast.
- I think I love the names of trifles, possets, fools and syllabubs more than I enjoy eating them.
verb (possets, possetting, possetted)[no object] Back to top
(Of a baby) regurgitate curdled milk: bless its little heart, it’s possetting again
More example sentences
- I'm so used to the constant ‘possetting’ I forgot to mention it when I dropped the boy off, so the olds spent the day wondering whether Jr was really sick in a contagious sort of way.
- From time to time the baby belched and possetted back a small quantity of milk.
- Of course, Freddie pulled my hair and possetted onto it as soon as I got home again!
Late Middle English: of unknown origin; the verb is first recorded in English dialect in the late 19th century.
Words that rhyme with possetcosset
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