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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: pottage 'soup' (12-20 centuries), from Old French potage, from pot 'pot'

porridge

noun
     
Related topics: Food, Jail and punishment
por‧ridge [uncountable]
1DF oats that are cooked with milk or water and served hot for breakfast [= oatmeal American English]
2 British English informalSCJ a period of time spent in prison
do porridge (=spend time in prison)

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