choke-priest

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Etymology[edit]

UK mid-19th century. Calque of Italian strozzapreti, from strozzare (to choke; to strangle) + prete (priest). Equivalent to choke +‎ priest.

Noun[edit]

choke-priest (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) A thick Italian soup containing pasta or dumplings.
    • 1848, Grant, James, Adventures of an Aide-de-camp, volume 1, page 145:
      Warm choke-priest, pastry, and sour wine (the refuse of the convent cellars) were retailed for the same purposes.