[ kon-jee, ‐zhey ]
/ ˈkɒn dʒi, ‐ʒeɪ /
verb (used without object), con·geed, con·gee·ing.Obsolete.
to take one's leave.
to bow ceremoniously.
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Origin of congee1
First recorded in 1350–1400; late Middle English noun congie, congye, from Middle French congié, Old French congié, from Latin commeātus “furlough, leave of absence” literally, “passage, coming and going,” equivalent to commeā(re) “to go, travel” (from com- + meāre “to proceed, pass, travel”) + -tus suffix of verbal action; verb derived from noun; see com-
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Definition for congee (2 of 2)
[ kon-jee ]
/ ˈkɒn dʒi /
(in East Asian, especially Chinese cookery) a thick rice porridge.
Origin of congee2
First recorded in 1695–1700; from Tamil kañci, kañji
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Example sentences from the Web for congee
So ended the affair, and the two sparks made their congee, and sneaked off.Amelia|Henry Fielding