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[krok-uh-ree] /ˈkrɒk ə ri/
crocks collectively; earthenware.
Origin of crockery
1710-20; crock1 + -ery Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for crockery
  • Each of its suites has a full kitchen, and comes complete with appliances, utensils and crockery.
  • These units offer kitchens equipped with cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery and dining facilities.
  • So they lived on what she had earned as long as it lasted, then the husband bought a lot of new crockery.
  • But it may not be long before the crockery is flying again.
  • Both firms have often co-operated, despite occasional crockery-throwing.
  • All too often, however, the disputants move beyond shouting insults or throwing crockery at each other.
  • When the meal is cooked and eaten you lift the crockery out and straight into the fridge it goes.
  • These early skull-cups were the forerunners of a long tradition of cranial crockery that continues to this day.
  • She had her own sheets and linens, and of course the cutlery and crockery were all hers.
  • Every pot, each piece of crockery is palpably present.
British Dictionary definitions for crockery


china dishes, earthen vessels, etc, collectively
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for crockery

"earthen vessels collectively," 1719 (in crockery-ware); see crock + -ery.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for crockery


  1. The teeth (1900s+)
  2. pitcher's arm that becomes lame and ineffective; Glass Arm (1950s+ Baseball)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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