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

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Food options include buffalo wings, pulled pork nachos and mini bacon cheeseburgers, while select bottled and draft beer make up the beverage choices. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "9 Chicago spots to host your fantasy football draft party," 25 Aug. 2017 The bar offers several sauce options, but at a pub-style space like this, buffalo wings just feel right. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "10 of our favorite chicken wing spots in Chicago," 30 Apr. 2018 Here, the healthy living expert (and wife of music mogul L.A. Reid) offers advice on how to make everything from apple pie to buffalo wings without giving up what’s good for you. Adam Rathe, Town & Country, "The 5 Books Everybody Will Be Talking About in May," 1 May 2017 Zaxby's specializes in chicken fingers and buffalo wings. Kathy Jumper, AL.com, "Piggly Wiggly expanding in Baldwin County," 1 Apr. 2018 But that doesn’t stop Americans from spending nearly $56 billion a year on sporting events, while dropping many billions more on jerseys, cable packages, buffalo wings—to say nothing of the substantial emotional costs incurred. Ben Healy, The Atlantic, "Is Fandom Really Worth It?," 17 Mar. 2018 The most popular appetizer is a three-way tie between sausage cheese balls, Chex mix and buffalo wings or chicken dips. Sarah Brookbank, Cincinnati.com, "See what Super Bowl snacks are the most popular in each state," 30 Jan. 2018 Ashlee & Jessica Simpson The famous sisters came together to answer an important question in this Pizza Hut commercial: Are buffalo wings made from buffalos with wings? Grace Gavilanes, PEOPLE.com, "The Best Celeb Super Bowl Commercial Cameos Ever," 3 Feb. 2018 Mustache Joe’s smoked cauliflower buffalo wings did not go well for Tom. Luis Miguel Echegaray, SI.com, "Talkin' Top Chef, Episode Nine: A Super Bowl-Inspired Challenge Brings in the Broncos," 1 Feb. 2018

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

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