pea soup


a thick soup made from split peas.
Informal. a dense, yellow fog.

Origin of pea soup

First recorded in 1705–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pea soup

Historical Examples of pea soup

  • And the last time we went there, there was pea-soup for dinner!

    A Little Dinner at Timmins's

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • It was kind of him; and as I had at least earned my pea-soup and gruel, I took his advice.

  • The next time the pea-soup was placed on the table, he could scarcely touch it.

    Skipper Worse

    Alexander Lange Kielland

  • Again he wants some pea-soup; I seize a ladle and a pot and run to get it.

    The Birds


  • On pork days pea-soup is made, or "yellow broth," as sailors call it.

    The Log of a Sea-Waif

    Frank T. Bullen