Definition of "scullery" [scul•ler•y]

  • A small room adjoining a kitchen, in which dishwashing and other kitchen chores are done. (noun)

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Use "scullery" in a sentence
  • "In fact she dragged him into what she called her scullery (do they still exist?) and proceeded to scrub behind his ear with said scullery brush."
  • "Does he call our scullery-maids and stable-boys "representative American middle class?""
  • "I like worthless, as the pinche, what the English called the scullery maid, was quite often a retarded girl (or sometimes boy) that did the lowest, dirtiest sorts of jobs in the kitchen and was often referred to (in English) as that worthless girl or boy."