MooT Question Icon
What word was altered to coin the word porridge?

Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.

A picture of a moot game

The critically-acclaimed board game MooT
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
To join our mailing list and get
free brain-twisting MooT questions sent to you irregularly,
enter your email address and then press submit.

E-Mail address:

Back to home page

Answer: pottage

A dish consisting of meal boiled in milk or water is called a porridge. The word was coined from the word pottage, an archaic name for soup or stew.

Copyright 1998-2009 Blair Arts Ltd. All rights reserved.