Definition of suppering in US English:

suppering

noun

  • 1The providing or eating of supper; the entertaining of guests at supper; an instance of this.

  • 2Chiefly Scottish and English regional (northern). The final feeding of animals in the evening, sometimes also including bedding them down. Also: †the final food given to animals in the evening (obsolete).

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679), philosopher. From supper + -ing.

Pronunciation

suppering

/ˈsʌp(ə)rɪŋ/