[poh-tahzh; French paw-tazh]

noun French Cookery.

soup, especially any thick soup made with cream.

Origin of potage

From French; see origin at pottage
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Examples from the Web for potage

Historical Examples of potage

  • What preparatives for the potage, which already I perceive to be a printanire.

    Arthur O'Leary

    Charles James Lever

  • Dont laugh with your mouth full, or sup up your potage noisily.

  • “You may give me the potage Julienne,” replied the young Vermonter.

    The Boy Broker

    Frank A. Munsey

  • It was you who grew angry with my father because he got your birthright for a mess of potage.

  • There was potage St. Germain, made as only the French can make it.

    Europe from a Motor Car

    Russell Richardson

British Dictionary definitions for potage



any thick soup

Word Origin for potage

C16: from Old French; see pottage
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Word Origin and History for potage

"thick soup," 1560s, from French potage "soup, broth" (see pottage, which is an earlier English borrowing of the same French word).

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