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crockery Line breaks: crock|ery
Pronunciation: /ˈkrɒk(ə)ri/

Definition of crockery in English:


[mass noun]
Plates, dishes, cups, and other similar items, especially ones made of earthenware or china.
Example sentences
  • 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 crockery

mockery, rockery
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