[ jawr-uh m, johr- ]
/ ˈdʒɔr əm, ˈdʒoʊr- /


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) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for jorum

/ (ˈdʒɔːrəm) /


a large drinking bowl or vessel or its contentsa jorum of punch

Word Origin for jorum

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