Definition of delph in English:



mass nounIrish
  • Plates, dishes, and other similar items; crockery.

    ‘the cacophony of tin on delph as the boys wolfed their food from their plates with cheap cutlery’
    • ‘It is well worth a visit as there are bargains in furniture, household goods, delph and bric-a-brac.’
    • ‘Their trousers stuck like glue to the dresser and they brought the dresser down on top of them and all the delph dropped on the floor.’
    • ‘There is a definite move away from minimalism with even plain white delph adorned by texture, French antique finishes and softer lines.’
    • ‘All saleable items would be greatly appreciated, including furniture, delph and bric-a-brac (no clothes).’
    • ‘We need to think about the nuns who stood at a sink for 60 years washing delph to augment the measly contribution of the state to the care of the young.’
    • ‘The cottage has all the original features - open fireplace with crane and cooking pots, pouch bed, loft, stone flag floor, a dresser filled with shining delph and many interesting artefacts from the past.’
    dishes, pots, crocks, plates, bowls, cups, saucers
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Variant of delft.