follow Dictionary.com

How Well Do You Know English Slang?

potholder

[pot-hohl-der] /ˈpɒtˌhoʊl dər/
noun
1.
a thick piece of material, as a quilted or woven pad, used in handling hot pots and dishes.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; pot1 + holder
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for pot-holder
n.

also potholder, the cloth variety so called by 1902, from pot (n.1) + holder.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for potholder

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for pot

5
6
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with pot-holder