Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms.


 (pôr′ĭj, pŏr′-)
A soft food made by boiling oatmeal or another meal in water or milk.

[Alteration of pottage (influenced by obsolete porray, vegetable soup, from Middle English porreie, from Old French poree, leek soup, from por, leek, from Latin porrum).]

por′ridg·y adj.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


resembling the taste, texture, or appearance of porridge
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
References in periodicals archive ?
Why have boring old porridge with a sprinkling of sugar, when I could have yummy porridgy stuff, with smaller flakes and, in its 'honey' flavoured version, lots of sugar already, considerately included?
The thick porridgy liquid is left in a vessel called a mash tun for several hours while the sugars in the malt dissolve.