Definition of churn noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//tʃɜːn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//tʃɜːrn//
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  1. 1a machine in which milk or cream is shaken to make butter
  2. 2(British English) a large metal container in which milk was carried from a farm in the past
  3. Word OriginOld English cyrin, of Germanic origin; related to Middle Low German kerne and Old Norse kirna.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: churn