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Why is a scullery called a scullery?

scullery. You're most likely to see the word scullery in an English novel, since it's a small room off the kitchen, usually in a very old, very British home. The root of the word is in doubt, but it probably comes from the Latin word for wooden platter, scutra, or the Old Norse skola, "to wash."

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Likewise, people ask, where did the word scullery come from?

"Scullery" comes from the Latin word scutella, meaning tray or platter.

Likewise, what is the difference between a kitchen and a scullery? As nouns the difference between kitchen and scullery is that kitchen is a room or area for preparing food while scullery is (formerly) a small room, next to a kitchen, where washing up and other domestic chores are done.

Additionally, what is a scullery used for?

A scullery is a room in a house, traditionally used for washing up dishes and laundering clothes, or as an overflow kitchen.

What is a scullery boy?

The hall boy or hallboy was a position held by a young male domestic worker on the staff of a great house, usually a young teenager. His duties were often among the most disagreeable in the house, such as emptying chamber pots for the higher-ranking servants.

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