Origin of porridge
Examples from the Web for porridge
I went to get a bag of horse manure and I make it liquid, like a porridge, and then ... bam!
There, they were presented with 40 crockpots of porridge; stacks of raisins, and piles of spoons.
So he thought he'd best boil the porridge, and he filled the pot with water, and hung it over the fire.East O' the Sun and West O' the Moon|Gudrun Thorne-Thomsen
You can not stew a grindstone or bring granite to porridge, and the wheat-husk is equally obstinate.The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking|Helen Campbell
At last the men said, "Go and get your brother to stop the Little Mill, or we shall be drowned in porridge."How to Tell Stories to Children|Sara Cone Bryant
She warmed the remains of last night's porridge and gave it to Barry with treacle, to keep him quiet.The Carpenter's Daughter|Anna Bartlett Warner
When she came back with the pound of sugar and a pint of milk, the porridge had had its full half-hour, and was done.Mother Meg|Catharine Shaw
British Dictionary definitions for porridge
Word Origin for porridge
Word Origin and History 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.