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

Origin and Etymology of tv dinner

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


TV DINNER Defined for English Language Learners

TV dinner

Definition of TV dinner for English Language Learners

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


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