from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A shallow cup or bowl with a handle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small cup or bowl usually with a handle.
- n. A small, pewter dish that colonial Americans ate their porridge from.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A porridge dish; esp., a bowl or cup from which children eat or are fed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Originally, a porridge-dish; hence, a small vessel deeper than a plate or saucer, usually having upright sides, a nearly flat bottom, and one or two ears.
- n. A head-dress shaped like a porringer: so called in jest.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a shallow metal bowl (usually with a handle)
Middle English, alteration of potinger, potager, from Old French potager, from potage, soup; see pottage.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)