Origin of porridge
Related Words for porridgeoatmeal, gruel, polenta, mush, grout, frumenty, loblolly, pottage, burgoo, crowdie, samp
Examples from the Web for porridge
Contemporary Examples of porridge
I went to get a bag of horse manure and I make it liquid, like a porridge, and then ... bam!Pensioner Planned Royal Attack With Horse Faeces
November 13, 2012
There, they were presented with 40 crockpots of porridge; stacks of raisins, and piles of spoons.Live From Art Basel
December 4, 2010
Historical Examples of porridge
No flesh nor fish can I swallow: porridge and milk are the only things I can taste.The Letters of Robert Burns
"Your porridge is waiting you—as cold as a stone," she answered.
There she set my porridge before me, which I declined to eat.
You see I don't want you to eat your meal in fear—or your porridge either.The Christian
There's a feller in the Bible that sold his—his birthday, I think 'twas—for a mess of porridge.Cape Cod Stories
Joseph C. Lincoln
Word Origin for porridge
1530s, porage "soup of meat and vegetables," alteration of pottage, perhaps from influence of Middle English porray, porreie "leek broth," from Old French poree "leek soup," from Vulgar Latin *porrata, from Latin porrum "leek." Spelling with -idge attested from c.1600. Association with oatmeal is 1640s, first in Scottish.