Simple Definition of pastrami
: highly seasoned smoked beef that is usually eaten in sandwiches
Full Definition of pastrami
: a highly seasoned smoked beef prepared especially from shoulder cuts
Examples of pastrami
He ordered a pastrami sandwich.
Variants of pastrami
Origin of pastrami
Yiddish pastrame, from Romanian pastramă pressed and cured meat
First Known Use: 1925
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