buffalo wing

noun

variants or 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 Or perhaps my aunt and I shared some bone-in buffalo wings. Arati Menon, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 June 2024 For the wings category, the price of buffalo wings from the top five restaurants in each city was gathered before calculating the average cost for six wings. Marina Johnson, The Indianapolis Star, 12 June 2024 Some of the selections include new takes on buffalo wings, chocolate cake, and fried chicken. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 15 May 2024 Because spicy, acidic, and sharp foods can further inflame or injure your ulcer, Dr. Palomo recommends steering clear of things like buffalo wings, citrus fruits, tortilla chips, and pretzels. Jenna Ryu, SELF, 18 Mar. 2024 Here’s a recipe for guacamole, buffalo wings and more game-day classics. Ryan Fonseca, Los Angeles Times, 5 Feb. 2024 The buffalo wing sauce moistens the ground chicken and gives it a nice boost of flavor. Samantha Lande, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Jan. 2024 Specialties include the half-pound Monster Burgers, achiote chipotle or Calabrian chili buffalo wings, blackened salmon BLT and lobster roll sandwiches, local catch ceviche and steaks. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Oct. 2023 Specialties include achiote chipotle or Calabrian chili buffalo wings, blackened salmon BLT, lobster rolls, burgers, steaks and more. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Sep. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Buffalo, New York

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of buffalo wing was in 1981

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Cite this Entry

“Buffalo wing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buffalo%20wing. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

buffalo wing

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

named for Buffalo, NY

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