PRIMARY SOURCES: More Weird and Wonderful Words, Erin McKean, 2003; Forgotten English 2006 desktop calendar, Jeffrey Kacirk;
Common Phrases, J. Mordock & Myron Korach, 2001; The Dictionary of Cliches, James Rogers, 1985; The American Heritage Dictionary
Thursday, December 13, 2007
This is an old name for tea. Also, chatter broth. This is in reference to tea as the beverage of choice while the woman folk sat around and gossiped.