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English definition of “porridge”

porridge

noun [U] uk   /ˈpɒr.ɪdʒ/ us    /ˈpɔːr-/

porridge noun [U] (FOOD)

mainly UK (US usually oatmeal) a thick, soft food made from oats boiled in milk or water, eaten hot for breakfast

porridge noun [U] (PRISON)

UK slang a period of time spent in prison: He did ten years porridge for armed robbery.
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