[ pawr-in-jer, por- ]
/ ˈpɔr ɪn dʒər, ˈpɒr- /


a low dish or cup, often with a handle, from which soup, porridge, or the like is eaten.

Origin of porringer

1515–25; variant of earlier poddinger, akin to late Middle English potinger, nasalized variant of potager < Middle French. See pottage, -er2
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/ (ˈpɒrɪndʒə) /


a small dish, often with a handle, for soup, porridge, etc

Word Origin for porringer

C16: changed from Middle English potinger, poteger, from Old French potager, from potage soup, contents of a pot; see pottage
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