Definition of porridge in English:

porridge

Pronunciation /ˈpôrij/ /ˈpɔrɪdʒ/

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noun

  • A dish consisting of oatmeal or another meal or cereal boiled in water or milk.

    ‘Among the dishes made from barley, barley porridge is more delicate than oatmeal porridge, to the point of being rather insipid.’
    • ‘For breakfast I'll have porridge with soya milk and fruit, sprinkled with some ground cinnamon.’
    • ‘A restaurant serving dishes including snail porridge and smoked bacon and egg ice cream has been named the second best in the world.’
    • ‘Add the milk and allow the porridge to boil for 30-35 minutes on low heat while stirring occasionally.’
    • ‘Salami, curd cheese, eggs, porridge and bread are combined with any supper left over from the evening before.’
    • ‘Another traditional dish is gruel or porridge made with the dried fruit of sago palms.’
    • ‘Every morning I make porridge with raisins and maple syrup.’
    • ‘When I taste porridge I remember my early childhood in Edinburgh.’
    • ‘There was tea and toast for breakfast and sometimes porridge.’
    • ‘While this brand of porridge contains no added sugar, the manufacturers have managed to slip in skimmed milk and cream powder.’
    • ‘I start with porridge, and then mid-morning I have six egg whites on brown toast.’
    • ‘Millet is ground into flour and made into porridge by boiling it in water.’
    • ‘A cooked breakfast is always available as well as porridge and cereal - and there is always a good choice of lunchtime and dinner meals.’
    • ‘They set out as soon as they had finished their breakfast, a quick meal of porridge and plain bread with a scraping of butter.’
    • ‘The inmates said they could not eat thick porridge without milk and asked for bread and butter with tea.’
    • ‘I corrected him - we alternate between semolina one day, and mealie meal porridge the next.’
    • ‘This is the classic method using oatmeal rather that porridge oats and is my favourite because of its rough texture and lingering flavour.’
    • ‘Within hours, Frost had been sheltered in a hut, where he was given milk and porridge and berries and ale.’
    • ‘At one stage they even refused to return their porridge bowls to prison orderlies.’
    • ‘Aaron's breath steamed in the chill air as he got up from the porridge he was stirring to unlock the prisoner.’

Origin

Mid 16th century (denoting soup thickened with barley): alteration of pottage. Sense 2 dates from the 1950s.