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[flesh-pot] /ˈflɛʃˌpɒt/
  1. places offering luxurious and unrestrained pleasure or amusement:
    the fleshpots of Las Vegas.
  2. luxurious and unrestrained living.
a pot or vessel containing flesh or meat.
Origin of fleshpot
First recorded in 1525-35; flesh + pot1 Unabridged
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  • No; he had set his foot upon the fleshpots; his idealistic nature had overcome the world.

    Queed Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • The fleshpots of Egypt are still savory to degenerate palates.

    Patrick Henry Moses Coit Tyler
  • That man of steel had no sympathy with the yearnings for the fleshpots.

    The Yukon Trail William MacLeod Raine
  • We are so greedy for the fleshpots of Egypt, that we forget to satisfy the soul hunger.

    In League with Israel Annie F. Johnston
  • Have you ever known one of these smooth religious fellows who wasn't keen after the fleshpots when his chance came?

    V. V.'s Eyes Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • We put our hand to the plough, but we turn our heads and look to our Egypt and its fleshpots.

    By order of the company Mary Johnston
  • They were gay and charming women, fond of society, and pining for the fleshpots of San Francisco.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • Why, bless my soul, Beau, I thought you'd run after the fleshpots of Washington!

    The Battle Ground Ellen Glasgow
  • "My food is of the simplest—I have no hankering for fleshpots," responded the patient.

    Selected Stories Bret Harte
  • But think of having to marry to get the—the fleshpots, and to miss all of the real meanings.

    The Tin Soldier Temple Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for fleshpots


plural noun (often facetious)
luxurious or self-indulgent living
places, such as striptease clubs, where bodily desires are gratified or titillated
Word Origin
C16: from the Biblical use as applied to Egypt (Exodus 16:3)
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Word Origin and History for fleshpots



from flesh (n.) + pot (n.1); literally "pot in which flesh is boiled," hence "luxuries regarded with envy," especially in fleshpots of Egypt, from Exodus xvi:3:

Whan we sat by ye Flesh pottes, and had bred ynough to eate. [Coverdale translation, 1535]

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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