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[jawr-uh m, johr-]
  1. a large bowl or container for holding drink.
  2. the contents of such a container: a jorum of punch.
  3. a great quantity.
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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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Historical Examples of 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

    Anthony Trollope

  • Peter literally fulfilled his promise of taking a jorum in future.

  • Crawling through, I aroused my friend Jorum and my old negro servant, Jumbo.

British Dictionary definitions for jorum


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