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



    BrE BrE//ˈpɒrɪdʒ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɔːrɪdʒ//
    [uncountable] Carbohydrates
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  1. 1(especially British English) (usually North American English oatmeal) a type of soft thick white food made by boiling oats in milk or water, eaten hot, especially for breakfast See related entries: Carbohydrates
  2. 2(East African English) a type of thick drink made by boiling flour with water
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent. (denoting soup thickened with barley): alteration of pottage.

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