Definition of


  1. (noun, food) a Chinese rice gruel eaten for breakfast
  2. (noun, artifact) (architecture) a concave molding
  3. (noun, act) formal permission to depart
  4. (noun, act) an abrupt and unceremonious dismissal
  5. (verb, motion) depart after obtaining formal permission
  6. (verb, communication) perform a ceremonious bow

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Synonyms of Congee

conge, jook

Origin of the word Congee

  1. early 14c., from O.Fr. conge? (Mod.Fr. cong?), from L. commeatus "passage, leave to pass," hence "leave of absence," from commeare, from com- "with, together" + meare "to go, pass" (see mutable). Probably lost 17c. and revived 19c. from Modern French. more

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