finger bowl

fin·ger bowl
F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fing-ger bohl]
    • /ˈfɪŋ gər boʊl/
    • /ˈfɪŋɡə(r) bəʊl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fing-ger bohl]
    • /ˈfɪŋ gər boʊl/

Definitions of finger bowl words

  • noun finger bowl a small bowl to hold water for rinsing the fingers at table. 1
  • noun finger bowl small water dish for rinsing fingers 1
  • noun finger bowl a small bowl to hold water for rinsing the fingers at table after a meal 0
  • noun finger bowl A small bowl of warm water placed at each seat at a fancy dinner for the guests to rinse their fingers with between courses. 0

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Origin of finger bowl

First appearance:

before 1855
One of the 30% newest English words
First recorded in 1855-60

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Parts of speech for Finger bowl


finger bowl popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 56% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

finger bowl usage trend in Literature

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