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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British Dictionary definitions for fleshpots


pl n often facetious

luxurious or self-indulgent living
places, such as striptease clubs, where bodily desires are gratified or titillated

Word Origin for fleshpots

C16: from the Biblical use as applied to Egypt (Exodus 16:3)

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Word Origin and History for fleshpots



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]
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