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tenderloin

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noun ten·der·loin \ˈten-dər-ˌlȯin\

Simple Definition of tenderloin

  • : a piece of very tender meat from the back of a cow or pig

Full Definition of tenderloin

  1. 1 :  a strip of tender meat consisting of a large internal muscle of the loin on each side of the vertebral column

  2. 2 [from its making possible a luxurious diet for a corrupt police officer] :  a district of a city largely devoted to vice

Circa 1828

First Known Use of tenderloin

circa 1828

Rhymes with tenderloin



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