Variant of pottage (“thick soup or stew”), influenced by porray (“stew of leeks”).
porridge (usually uncountable, plural porridges)
- A type of thick soup or stew, especially thickened with barley.
- (chiefly Britain) A dish made of grain or legumes, milk and/or water, heated and stirred until thick and typically eaten for breakfast.
- Eat your porridge while it's hot!
1922, Michael Arlen, “1/1/2”, in “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days:
- There were rumours, new rumours every morning, delightful and outrageous rumours, so that the lumps in the porridge were swallowed without comment and the fish-cakes were eaten without contumely.
- (British slang) A prison sentence.
- Just do your porridge and keep your head down.
breakfast cereal dish — See also translations at oatmeal
- Afrikaans: pap
- Arabic: عَصِيدَة f (ʿaṣīda), ثَرِيد m (ṯarīd)
- Armenian: շիլա (hy) (šila)
- Azerbaijani: sıyıq
- Bashkir: бутҡа (butqa)
- Belarusian: ка́ша f (káša)
- Biatah Bidayuh: bubur
- Bulgarian: ка́ша (bg) f (káša)
- Catalan: farinetes (ca) f pl
- Cantonese: 粥 (zuk1) (rice), 麥片, 麦片 (mak6 pin3-2) (oats, oatmeal)
- Mandarin: 粥 (zh) (zhōu) (rice, buckweat, oats, etc.)
- Czech: kaše (cs) f
- Danish: grød (da)
- Dutch: pap (nl) c
- Esperanto: griaĵo
- Estonian: puder
- Faroese: greytur m
- Finnish: puuro (fi)
- French: gruau (fr) m
- Galician: papa (gl) f
- Georgian: ფაფა (papa)
- German: Brei (de) m
- Greek: χυλός (el) m (chylós), κουάκερ (el) n (kouáker)
- Ancient Greek: πόλτος (póltos)
- Haitian Creole: labouyi
- Hebrew: דייסה f (daysá)
- Hungarian: zabkása (hu)
- Indonesian: bubur (id)
- Irish: leite f
- Japanese: ポリッジ (porijji), 粥 (ja) (かゆ, kayu, かい, kai, しゅく, shuku) (rice, buckweat, oats, etc.), 雑炊 (ja) (zousui)
- Kazakh: ботқа (botqa)
- Khmer: បបរ (km) (bâbâr)
- Kikuyu: ucoro
- Korean: 포리지 (poriji)