or crow·die

[ kroo-dee, kroh-, kroo d-ee ]
/ ˈkru di, ˈkroʊ-, ˈkrʊd i /

noun, plural crow·dies. Scot. and North England.

a dish of meal, especially oatmeal and water, or sometimes milk, stirred together; gruel; brose; porridge.


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Origin of crowdy

First recorded in 1490–1500; of obscure origin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for crowdie

/ (ˈkraʊdɪ) /

noun Scot

a porridge of meal and water; brose
a cheese-like dish made by straining the whey from soured milk and beating up the remaining curd with salt

Word Origin for crowdie

C17: of unknown origin
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