[jawr-uh m, johr-]
- a large bowl or container for holding drink.
- the contents of such a container: a jorum of punch.
- a great quantity.
Origin of jorum
First recorded in 1720–30; said to be named after Joram, who brought silver, gold, and brass bowls to David (2 Samuel 8:10)
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Examples from the Web for jorum
He laughed, seeing that she did not understand, and poured out a jorum of coffee.The Belovd Vagabond
William J. Locke
Jorum, a capacious vessel from which food is eaten, as broth or stew.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
While Mary was preparing the sixth jorum, there came a knock at the door.Doctor Thorne
Peter literally fulfilled his promise of taking a jorum in future.
Crawling through, I aroused my friend Jorum and my old negro servant, Jumbo.The Boy Scouts' Mountain Camp
John Henry Goldfrap
- a large drinking bowl or vessel or its contentsa jorum of punch
C18: probably named after Jorum, who brought vessels of silver, gold, and brass to King David (II Samuel 8:10)