Fleshpot Flesh"pot`, n. 1. A pot or vessel in which flesh is cooked. [1913 Webster]

In the land of Egypt . . . we sat by the fleshpots, and . . . did eat bread to the full. --Ex. xvi. 3. [1913 Webster]

2. hence, pl. plenty; high living. [1913 Webster]

3. pl. Places providing opportunity to indulge in amusements or pleasures without moral restraints. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • fleshpot — lit. pot in which flesh is boiled, hence luxuries regarded with envy, especially in fleshpots of Egypt, from Exodus xvi:3: Whan we sat by ye Flesh pottes, and had bred ynough to eate. [Coverdale translation, 1535] …   Etymology dictionary

  • fleshpot — [flesh′pät΄] n. [after Ex. 16:3] 1. [pl.] bodily comfort and pleasure; luxury 2. a place where carnal pleasures are provided usually used in pl …   English World dictionary

  • fleshpot — noun Date: 1592 1. plural bodily comfort ; luxury 2. a place of lascivious entertainment usually used in plural …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fleshpot — /flesh pot /, n. 1. fleshpots, a. places offering luxurious and unrestrained pleasure or amusement: the fleshpots of Las Vegas. b. luxurious and unrestrained living. 2. a pot or vessel containing flesh or meat. [1525 35; FLESH + POT1] * * * …   Universalium

  • fleshpot — noun A place offering entertainment of a sensual or luxurious nature …   Wiktionary

  • fleshpot — n. plenty, luxury; place which offers great luxury and pleasures …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fleshpot —    a brothel    Originally a vessel in which meat was cooked, whence a source of luxury and debauchery offering a variety of vicious attractions:     ... found the fleshpots of Nairobi to be insidious and most likely to corrupt . (C. Allen, 1979) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • fleshpot —   Ipu i a …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • fleshpot — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. fleshpots plural : luxurious plenty : high living used with the those who wallow heedlessly in the fleshpots 2. : an establishment catering to luxu …   Useful english dictionary

  • sat on the fleshpot — lived well, ate ravenously, had the very best of everything …   English contemporary dictionary

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