crowdy

or crow·die

[kroo-dee, kroh-, kroo d-ee]

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

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

Nearby words

  1. crowder pea,
  2. crowdfunding,
  3. crowdie,
  4. crowding,
  5. crowdsource,
  6. crowe,
  7. crowea,
  8. crowfoot,
  9. crowhop,
  10. crowley

Origin of crowdy

First recorded in 1490–1500; of obscure origin

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British Dictionary definitions for crowdie

crowdie

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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