noun gra·vy \ˈgrā-vē\

: a sauce made from the juices of cooked meat

: something valuable or pleasing that is more than what is earned or expected

plural gravies

Full Definition of GRAVY

:  a sauce made from the thickened and seasoned juices of cooked meat
a :  something additional or unexpected that is pleasing or valuable <with expenses now paid, future money is pure gravy — K. Crossen>
b :  unearned or illicit gain :  5graft

Examples of GRAVY

  1. The bonus he received in addition to his salary was pure gravy.
  2. <order a large serving of fries with extra gravy>

Origin of GRAVY

Middle English gravey, from Anglo-French gravé broth, stew
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with GRAVY

GRAVIES Defined for Kids


noun gra·vy \ˈgrā-vē\
plural gravies

Definition of GRAVY for Kids

:  a sauce made from the juice of cooked meat


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