Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Scots A soft cheese made from curds.
  • n. Scots Porridge; gruel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Gruel or thin porridge
  • n. A Scottish form of cottage cheese

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Meal and cold water, or sometimes milk, stirred together so as to form a thick gruel; hence, any porridge.
  • n. Curds from which the whey has been pressed out, mixed with butter.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Origin unknown.

Examples

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  • "Newspapers gave up their fashion pages for columns headed 'What Women Can Do', and recipes for sole, lobsters, cream, eggs and butter were replaced with earnest advice on 'cheap brown soup' or crowdie made with the liquid in which mutton had been boiled with onions, oatmeal, salt and pepper."

    --Kate Colquhoun, Taste: The Story of Britain Through Its Cooking (NY: Bloomsbury, 2007), 319

    (this was at the start of World War I)

    January 18, 2017