baby back ribs

plural noun

: meaty pork ribs cut from the lower back rib section

Examples of baby back ribs in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The menu, created by chef Brandon Thordarson, also includes pot stickers, Thai chili chicken, French onion soup, baby back ribs and short-rib bolognese. Phillip Valys, Sun Sentinel, 31 Mar. 2023 Entrees include items like BBQ baby back ribs and New York strip steak between $15 to $30. Jessica Rodriguez, Journal Sentinel, 9 Aug. 2023 Adding to the struggle for product availability is a shortage of truck drivers, which means restaurants across the country have had to switch up their menus, swapping out items like baby back ribs for spare ribs in order to keep customers' plates full. NBC News, 17 Sep. 2021 Be sure to add these baby back ribs to your summer barbecue menu. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 13 July 2023 The menu serves up everything from fish and chips and shepherd’s pie to baby back ribs and baked ravioli parmigiana. Globe Staff,, 14 Mar. 2023 Yields: Ingredients 1 batch Smoky All-Purpose rub racks baby back ribs or 2 racks St. Louis ribs, membranes removed and discarded Barbecue sauce, for basting and serving Directions Step 1Heat oven to 350°F. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, 17 Apr. 2023 Not to be missed is their all-you-can-eat prime rib and seafood buffet, which includes prime rib, baby back ribs, giant crab legs, shrimp and desserts. Vicki Salemi, Chron, 17 Apr. 2023 Anytime, there is a bountiful roasted chicken salad — a bird of a different feather with cranberries, goat cheese, pine nuts and corn off the cob — and crowd-pleasers including crab cakes and baby back ribs. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 5 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of baby back ribs was in 1954

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“Baby back ribs.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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