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brewis

[ broo-is, brooz ]
/ ˈbru ɪs, bruz /
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noun Newfoundland.

hard bread soaked in water and then boiled.
such bread, with pieces of fish added, served as a meal.

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Origin of brewis

1520–30; earlier brewz, brewes, apparently blend of bree broth, juice (Middle English bre,Old English *brēo, variant of brīw;cf. brei) and browes,Middle English broys broth, soup <Old French broez (nominative), broet (accusative), equivalent to bro (<Old High German brodbroth) + -et-et
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British Dictionary definitions for brewis

brewis

brevis (ˈbrɛvɪs)

/ (ˈbruːɪs) /

noun dialect, mainly Northern English, Canadian and US

bread soaked in broth, gravy, etc
thickened broth
(bruːz) Canadian a Newfoundland stew of cod or pork, hardtack, and potatoes

Word Origin for brewis

C16: from Old French broez, from broet, diminutive of breu broth
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