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[froo-muh n-tee]
noun British Dialect.
  1. a dish of hulled wheat boiled in milk and seasoned with sugar, cinnamon, and raisins.
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Origin of frumenty

1350–1400; Middle English frumentee < Old French, equivalent to frument grain (< Latin frūmentum) + -ee -y3
Also called fur·mi·ty [fur-mi-tee] /ˈfɜr mɪ ti/
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Historical Examples of furmity

  • We walked here, and I had the furmity, and rum in it—and sold her.

    The Mayor of Casterbridge

    Thomas Hardy

  • However, he gave way to her representations, and they entered the furmity booth forthwith.

  • In ten minutes the man broke in upon the desultory conversation of the furmity drinkers with.

  • "He came in about five minutes ago," said the furmity woman, joining the rest with her hands on her hips.

  • With pea soup or furmity serve a Beavers tail, salt Porpoise, &c.

British Dictionary definitions for furmity


fromenty, furmenty or furmity

  1. British a kind of porridge made from hulled wheat boiled with milk, sweetened, and spiced
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Word Origin for frumenty

C14: from Old French frumentee, from frument grain, from Latin frūmentum
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