helping

Definitions of helping
  1. noun
    an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal
    “the helpings were all small”
    synonyms: portion, serving
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    drumstick
    the lower joint of the leg of a fowl
    second joint, thigh
    the upper joint of the leg of a fowl
    breast, white meat
    meat carved from the breast of a fowl
    wing
    the wing of a fowl
    medallion
    a circular helping of food (especially a boneless cut of meat)
    oyster
    a small muscle on each side of the back of a fowl
    parson's nose, pope's nose
    the tail of a dressed fowl
    piece, slice
    a serving that has been cut from a larger portion
    round, round of drinks
    a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic)
    drink
    a single serving of a beverage
    libation
    a serving (of wine) poured out in honor of a deity
    turkey drumstick, turkey leg
    the lower joint of the leg of a turkey
    chicken drumstick, chicken leg
    the lower joint of the leg of a chicken
    turkey wing
    the wing of a turkey
    chicken wing
    the wing of a chicken
    cutlet, escallop, scallop, scollop
    thin slice of meat (especially veal) usually fried or broiled
    filet, fillet, fish filet, fish fillet
    a longitudinal slice or boned side of a fish
    chaser
    a drink to follow immediately after another drink
    draft, draught, potation, tipple
    a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg
    pledge, toast
    a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event
    libation
    (facetious) a serving of an alcoholic beverage
    eye opener
    an alcoholic drink intended to wake one up early in the morning
    nightcap
    an alcoholic drink taken at bedtime; often alcoholic
    hair of the dog
    an alcoholic drink supposed to cure a hangover
    shandy, shandygaff
    a drink made of beer and lemonade
    stirrup cup
    a farewell drink (especially one offered to a horseman ready to depart); usually alcoholic
    sundowner
    a drink taken at sundown
    posset
    sweet spiced hot milk curdled with ale or beer
    sillabub, syllabub
    spiced hot milk with rum or wine
    sangaree, sangria
    sweetened red wine and orange or lemon juice with soda water
    whiskey neat, whisky neat
    a drink consisting of whiskey without a mixer
    whiskey on the rocks, whisky on the rocks
    whiskey with ice
    float, ice-cream float, ice-cream soda
    a drink with ice cream floating in it
    milk shake, milkshake, shake
    frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
    frappe
    liqueur poured over shaved ice
    type of:
    small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity
    an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
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