TV dinner

noun

Definition of TV dinner 

: a quick-frozen packaged dinner (as of meat, potatoes, and a vegetable) that requires only heating before it is served

First Known Use of TV dinner

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for TV dinner

from its saving the television viewer from having to interrupt viewing to prepare and serve a meal

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The first known use of TV dinner was in 1954

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TV dinner

noun

English Language Learners Definition of TV dinner

: a cooked meal that is frozen and packaged and that needs only to be heated before it is eaten

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