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jorum

[ jawr-uhm, johr- ]

noun

  1. a large bowl or container for holding drink.
  2. the contents of such a container:

    a jorum of punch.

  3. a great quantity.


jorum

/ ˈdʒɔːrəm /

noun

  1. a large drinking bowl or vessel or its contents

    a jorum of punch



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Word History and Origins

Origin of jorum1

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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Word History and Origins

Origin of jorum1

C18: probably named after Jorum, who brought vessels of silver, gold, and brass to King David (II Samuel 8:10)

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Example Sentences

Inside the castle the great halls had been decorated, by order of King Jorum, in holly and mistletoe.

King Jorum was a very big man, with a very big smile, and very big woollen boots.

"More drink, I have a jorum of splendid sack in you cupboard," cried their host when the flagon was empty.

King Jorum shook his head vigorously, although he was too happy to do anything but smile all the time.

But Mason had to slip aside into the hotel bar and drink a mighty jorum of brandy before he could rejoin his friends.

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