- a small bowl to hold water for rinsing the fingers at table.
Origin of finger bowl
Examples from the Web for finger bowl
Historical Examples of finger bowl
Judith finished dabbling her fingers in the finger-bowl, and wiped them daintily.Miss Pat at School
Every morning I perch on the plate or finger-bowl and eat my orange.
It should be laid on the table, at the right of the finger-bowl.Book of Etiquette, Volume 2
Lillian Eichler Watson
Archie flicked the ash from his cigarette into the finger-bowl.Indiscretions of Archie
P. G. Wodehouse
She held it to the very last, then dropped it into her finger-bowl and rose.Max
Katherine Cecil Thurston
- a small bowl filled with water for rinsing the fingers at the table after a meal