One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Plates, dishes, cups, and other similar items, especially ones made of earthenware or china.
dishes, pots, crocks, plates, bowls, cups, saucersView synonyms
- ‘I realise not everyone gets excited about crockery, but I've always wanted a red bowl.’
- ‘She was quite overcome by it all, real bone china crockery, real silver wear.’
- ‘I can keep my crockery, glasses, pots and pans in the cupboards.’
- ‘She came to a stop by colliding with the kitchen draining board, sending her host's crockery crashing to the floor.’
- ‘The youth group is collecting cracked and unwanted crockery for their china smashing stall, and a box for donations is in the church.’
- ‘She could hear him pottering about the adjoining room, arranging crockery and cutlery.’
- ‘A long oak table extended the length of it, on which was a comprehensive collection of crockery, cutlery and unopened bottles of wine and mead.’
- ‘They smashed windows, three microwave ovens, tables, chairs, a breakfast bar and crockery.’
- ‘You can trace history by finding cod bottles, ceramic beer bottles and jars, numerous items of crockery and even clay pipes.’
- ‘I was explaining how you get more crockery in if you nest the little bowls inside the big bowls when I sensed that Mel was somehow not with me.’
- ‘Wedgwood greatly improved the clumsy ordinary crockery of the day, introducing durable, simple and regular wares.’
- ‘Domestics refused to handle their crockery and cutlery.’
- ‘Items stolen include a set of Royal Doulton crockery in white with a light green pattern.’
- ‘Accommodation in the economy units have no cutlery and crockery.’
- ‘He was said to have smashed crockery at a dinner party.’
- ‘Mum used to get cross if he broke any of her crockery.’
- ‘They had grabbed ten miniature Crown Derby items of crockery and nine Lladro pottery figures.’
- ‘Inside the room one corner was taken up with a deep enamel sink and a small cupboard above for crockery.’
- ‘The crockery has class and the beverages come in real crystal ware.’
- ‘To be served the meals on clean glazed crockery instead of the ubiquitous melamine is even more amazing.’
Early 18th century: from obsolete crocker ‘potter’, from crock.
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