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

First recorded in 1780–90; silver + ware1
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Related Words for silverware

tableware, cutlery, flatware, service, hollowware

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British Dictionary definitions for silverware


  1. 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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