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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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  • The fleshpots of Egypt are still savory to degenerate palates.

    Patrick Henry

    Moses Coit Tyler
  • We put our hand to the plough, but we turn our heads and look to our Egypt and its fleshpots. '

    To Have and To Hold Mary Johnston
  • When we journey out of Egypt again we shall not leave the fleshpots behind.

    The Jewish State Theodor Herzl
  • We are so greedy for the fleshpots of Egypt, that we forget to satisfy the soul hunger.

    In League with Israel

    Annie F. Johnston
  • It was the children of Israel wailing for the fleshpots of Egypt.

  • 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
  • I am a very worldly man, John; I sigh for the fleshpots of Egypt.

    The Betrayal of John Fordham B.L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
  • Why, bless my soul, Beau, I thought you'd run after the fleshpots of Washington!

    The Battle Ground Ellen Glasgow
  • Dakar had much to offer in the way of civilization's fleshpots.

    Black Man's Burden Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • She is also, I should imagine, hankering after the fleshpots.

    Jacob's Ladder

    E. Phillips Oppenheim
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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