silverware

[sil-ver-wair]

noun

articles, especially eating and serving utensils, made of silver, silver-plated metals, stainless steel, etc.

Origin of silverware

First recorded in 1780–90; silver + ware1
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silverware

noun

articles, esp tableware, made of or plated with silver
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Word Origin and History for silverware

1860, from silver (n.) + ware (n.).

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