Definition of jorum in English:



  • A large bowl or jug used for serving drinks such as tea or punch.

    • ‘Sitting in what was once a Corsetry Fitting Room, after several jorums, I began to see History with an infinitely greater clarity.’
    • ‘It seems ‘a jorum is a chamberpot, in this case used as a mug in drinking healths and toasts.’’
    • ‘Wyk is measured in jorums.’
    • ‘Most of these already hefty meals were ‘washed down’ with jorums of ultra-sweet beverages, notably indigenous preparations of robust viscosity like snowball, or punches made from peanut butter, barbadine, soursop and seamoss.’
    earthenware container, glass container, pot, crock, urn, pitcher, jug, flask, decanter, carafe, flagon, ewer, drum, canister
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Early 18th century: perhaps from Joram (2 Sam. 8:10), who ‘brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold’ to King David.