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porterhouse

[pawr-ter-hous, pohr-] /ˈpɔr tərˌhaʊs, ˈpoʊr-/
noun, plural porterhouses
[pawr-ter-hou-siz, pohr- for 1;pawr-ter-hou-ziz, pohr- for 2] /ˈpɔr tərˌhaʊ sɪz, ˈpoʊr- for 1;ˈpɔr tərˌhaʊ zɪz, ˈpoʊr- for 2/ (Show IPA)
1.
Also called porterhouse steak. a choice cut of beef from between the prime ribs and the sirloin.
2.
Archaic. a house at which porter and other liquors are retailed.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; porter3 + house
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  • Choose dishes that involve the intimacy of sharing: fondue, or a porterhouse steak for two.
  • The specially priced menu options include porterhouse steak or prime rib.
British Dictionary definitions for porterhouse

porterhouse

/ˈpɔːtəˌhaʊs/
noun
1.
Also called porterhouse steak. a thick choice steak of beef cut from the middle ribs or sirloin
2.
(formerly) a place in which porter, beer, etc, and sometimes chops and steaks, were served
Word Origin
C19 (sense 1): said to be named after a porterhouse or chophouse in New York
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Word Origin and History for porterhouse
n.

also porter-house, "restaurant or chophouse where porter is served," 1754, from porter (n.3) + house (n.). Porterhouse steak (1841) is said to be from a particular establishment in New York City.

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