Origin of chowder
Examples from the Web for chowder
I was about to play touch football with John-John and I could almost smell the chowder.
"I don't call this picnicking," Edith declared, after her first taste of chowder.The Bachelors|William Dana Orcutt
I called to you and said not to salt the chowder because I saw you seasoning everything you could find!Girl Scouts at Dandelion Camp|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Well, I got my clams; now I'll steer this horse into port and come back and get to work on that chowder.Fair Harbor|Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Word Origin for chowder
1751, American English, apparently named for the pot it was cooked in: French chaudière "a pot" (12c.), from Late Latin caldaria (see caldron). The word and the practice introduced in Newfoundland by Breton fishermen, and spreading thence to New England.
CHOWDER. A favorite dish in New England, made of fish, pork, onions, and biscuit stewed together. Cider and champagne are sometimes added. Pic-nic parties to the sea-shore generally have a dish of chowder, prepared by themselves in some grove near the beach, from fish caught at the same time. [John Russell Bartlett, "Dictionary of Americanisms," 1859]
The derogatory chowderhead (1819) is a corruption of cholter-head (16c.), from jolthead, of unknown origin.