[poh-tahzh; French paw-tazh]
- soup, especially any thick soup made with cream.
Origin of potage
From French; see origin at pottage
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Examples from the Web for potage
What preparatives for the potage, which already I perceive to be a printanire.Arthur O'Leary
Charles James Lever
Dont laugh with your mouth full, or sup up your potage noisily.
“You may give me the potage Julienne,” replied the young Vermonter.The Boy Broker
Frank A. Munsey
It was you who grew angry with my father because he got your birthright for a mess of potage.Brother Against Brother
John Roy Musick
There was potage St. Germain, made as only the French can make it.Europe from a Motor Car
- any thick soup
C16: from Old French; see pottage
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Word Origin and History for potage
"thick soup," 1560s, from French potage "soup, broth" (see pottage, which is an earlier English borrowing of the same French word).
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