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posset

[pos-it]
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noun
  1. a drink made of hot milk curdled with ale, wine, or the like, often sweetened and spiced.
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Origin of posset

1400–50; late Middle English poshote, possot < ?
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Examples from the Web for posset

Historical Examples

  • You will have time to pack their things in the morning, Mrs. Posset.

    Five Mice in a Mouse-trap

    Laura E. Richards

  • Mrs. Posset is teaching me to darn, and it is my duty, but I don't like my duty.

    Five Mice in a Mouse-trap

    Laura E. Richards

  • Good against a shaking Feuer, taken in a posset drinke fasting.

  • "Stir the posset as he bids you, Eliza, and then be off wid yourself," says he.

  • Meanwhile the posset was got ready, and given to the newly-married couple.


British Dictionary definitions for posset

posset

noun
  1. a drink of hot milk curdled with ale, beer, etc, flavoured with spices, formerly used as a remedy for colds
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Word Origin

C15 poshoote, of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for posset

n.

spiced drink of hot milk and liquor, mid-15c., of unknown origin.

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