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[krok-uh-ree] /ˈkrɒk ə ri/
crocks collectively; earthenware.
Origin of crockery
First recorded in 1710-20; crock1 + -ery Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Observing the fall in his crockery, and the general confusion of things, my host quietly asked, "What's to pay?"

    Among the Pines James R. Gilmore
  • crockery is desirable for some bowls, jars, and serving dishes.

  • The upshot of which, was, to smash this witness like a crockery vessel, and shiver his part of the case to useless lumber.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • Its crockery and atmosphere were thick; its soup and napery thin.

    The Four Million

    O. Henry
  • Jane dwelt smilingly upon it as she set the rain-god on the mantel, with a crockery bowl of yellow daisies to maintain his state.

    A Prairie Infanta Eva Wilder Brodhead
  • And we all, with the suppers and the crockery and the goat, were stretched out on the sand.

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
  • Take care o' that air bundle, now; mebbe there's glass or crockery in 't.

    Poganuc People Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Why it sounded to me just like the crash of a tray full of crockery ware.

    Jessie Carlton Francis Forrester
  • I found in them mahogany furniture, crockery and glass ware, and shelves of useful books.

    The Freedmen's Book Lydia Maria Child
British Dictionary definitions for crockery


china dishes, earthen vessels, etc, collectively
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for crockery

"earthen vessels collectively," 1719 (in crockery-ware); see crock + -ery.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for crockery



  1. The teeth (1900s+)
  2. pitcher's arm that becomes lame and ineffective; Glass Arm (1950s+ Baseball)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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