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porridgenoun [U]

uk   /ˈpɒr.ɪdʒ/  us   /ˈpɔːr-/

porridge noun [U] (FOOD)

mainly UK (US usually oatmeal) a ​thick, ​softfood made from oatsboiled in ​milk or ​water, ​eatenhot for ​breakfast

porridge noun [U] (PRISON)

UK slang a ​period of ​timespent in ​prison: He did ten ​years porridge for ​armedrobbery.
(Definition of porridge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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porridgenoun [U]

 us   /ˈpɔr·ɪdʒ, ˈpɑr-/ dated
a ​thick, ​softfood made from oats (= a ​type of ​grain)boiled in ​water or ​milk; oatmeal
(Definition of porridge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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