noun \pə-ˈsträ-mē\

: highly seasoned smoked beef that is usually eaten in sandwiches

Full Definition of PASTRAMI

:  a highly seasoned smoked beef prepared especially from shoulder cuts

Variants of PASTRAMI

pas·tra·mi also pas·tromi \pə-ˈsträ-mē\

Examples of PASTRAMI

  1. He ordered a pastrami sandwich.

Origin of PASTRAMI

Yiddish pastrame, from Romanian pastramă pressed and cured meat
First Known Use: 1925

Rhymes with PASTRAMI


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