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Porridge.

Variant of pottage (thick soup or stew), influenced by porray (stew of leeks).

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porridge (usually uncountable, plural porridges)

  1. A dish made of grain or legumes, milk and/or water, heated and stirred until thick and typically eaten for breakfast.
    Eat your porridge while it's hot!
    • 1922, Michael Arlen, “1/1/2”, in “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days[1]:
      There were rumours, new rumours every morning, delightful and outrageous rumours, so that the lumps in the porridge were swallowed without comment and the fish-cakes were eaten without contumely.
  2. (chiefly Britain) Oatmeal porridge.
  3. (Britain slang) A prison sentence.
    Just do your porridge and keep your head down.
  4. (rare) A type of thick soup or stew, especially thickened with barley.

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