buffalo wing

variants: or Buffalo wing

Definition of buffalo wing

: a deep-fried chicken wing coated with a spicy sauce and usually served with a blue cheese dressing

Examples of buffalo wing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the next five hours, over buffalo wings and a glass of milk, Jackson told them everything. Michael E. Miller, Washington Post, "Hunting black men to start a ‘race war’," 27 Dec. 2019 In keeping with the spirit of individuality, Game trades out buffalo wings for frog legs ($12) and the sizable cuts are battered with buttermilk and deep-fried with a zippy jalapeno tartar sauce served alongside. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Rustic Louisville hotspot hits homerun with kangaroo, elk burgers that satisfy any craving," 18 Dec. 2019 This bacon dipped in the buffalo wing sauce hella slaps. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Marshawn Lynch partners with celebrity chef Alvin Cailan on new ‘Beastmode Burger’ pop-up," 12 Dec. 2019 For a classic buffalo wing vibe, pair your dip with classic celery sticks. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Buffalo Chicken Dip," 14 Nov. 2019 Order a plate of double crispy buffalo wings ($12) or buffalo chicken fries ($11). San Diego Union-Tribune, "Where to watch your favorite NFL and college teams in San Diego," 19 Sep. 2019 Wings: Folks have the option of ordering two kinds of wings at the new pie shop — house Szechuan dry fried wings and classic buffalo wings. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Square Pie Guys brings Detroit-style pizza to Mission Street," 9 July 2019 Before his execution, Wilson requested a medium, thin-crust pizza with everything and buffalo wings with spicy sauce. Nicole Chavez, CNN, "Georgia inmate is the 1,500th person executed in the US since the death penalty was reinstated," 20 June 2019 For those who prefer fries, the topping options include fajitas, onions and chicken breast with buffalo wing sauce. Jennifer Bolton, Houston Chronicle, "Pasadena eatery finds starchy success with mammoth spuds," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of buffalo wing

1981, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for buffalo wing

Buffalo, New York

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“Buffalo wing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buffalo%20wing. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of buffalo wing

US : a chicken wing that is fried and covered with a spicy sauce and that is usually served with blue cheese dressing

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Kids Definition of buffalo wing

: a deep-fried chicken wing coated with a spicy sauce and usually served with blue cheese dressing

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