1. places offering luxurious and unrestrained pleasure or amusement: the fleshpots of Las Vegas.
  2. luxurious and unrestrained living.
a pot or vessel containing flesh or meat.

Nearby words

  1. flesher,
  2. fleshhook,
  3. fleshings,
  4. fleshly,
  5. fleshment,
  6. fleshpots,
  7. fleshy,
  8. fletc,
  9. fletch,
  10. fletcher

Origin of fleshpot

First recorded in 1525–35; flesh + pot1

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Examples from the Web for fleshpot

  • Cleopatra, metaphorically speaking, was a fleshpot, because the world hankered after her.

    April's Lady|Margaret Wolfe Hungerford

Word Origin and History for fleshpot



from flesh (n.) + pot (n.1); literally "pot in which flesh is boiled," hence "luxuries regarded with envy," especially in fleshpots of Egypt, from Exodus xvi:3:

Whan we sat by ye Flesh pottes, and had bred ynough to eate. [Coverdale translation, 1535]
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper