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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chou-der]
    • /ˈtʃaʊ dər/
    • /ˈtʃaʊ.dər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chou-der]
    • /ˈtʃaʊ dər/

Definitions of chowder word

  • variable noun chowder Chowder is a thick soup containing pieces of fish. 3
  • noun chowder a thick soup or stew containing clams or fish 3
  • noun chowder a thick soup made variously, but usually containing onions, potatoes, and salt pork, sometimes corn, tomatoes, or other vegetables, and often, specif., clams or fish and milk 3
  • noun chowder a thick soup or stew made of clams, fish, or vegetables, with potatoes, onions, and other ingredients and seasonings. 1
  • noun chowder A rich soup typically containing fish, clams, or corn with potatoes and onions. 1
  • noun chowder type of thickened soup 1

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Origin of chowder

First appearance:

before 1735
One of the 48% newest English words
1735-45, Americanism; < French chaudière pot, kettle < Late Latin caldāria cauldron

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Parts of speech for Chowder


chowder popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

chowder usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chowder

noun chowder

  • porridge — a food made of oatmeal, or some other meal or cereal, boiled to a thick consistency in water or milk.
  • puree — a cooked food, especially a vegetable or fruit, that has been put through a sieve, blender, or the like.
  • concoction — A concoction is something that has been made out of several things mixed together.
  • distillation — the volatilization or evaporation and subsequent condensation of a liquid, as when water is boiled in a retort and the steam is condensed in a cool receiver.
  • fluid — a substance, as a liquid or gas, that is capable of flowing and that changes its shape at a steady rate when acted upon by a force tending to change its shape.

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