cold cuts

plural noun

: sliced assorted cold cooked meats

Examples of cold cuts in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, deli workers would take cold cuts that were nearing their expiration dates and use them in sandwiches for quick sale, until a regulation that required detailed lists of all ingredients in all items sold took effect. Melissa Eddy, New York Times, 9 Apr. 2024 The Italian trattoria at The Betsy Hotel on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach is returning with pizzas, salads, charcuterie boards, special cheese and Italian cold cuts — and a few new twists. Connie Ogle, Miami Herald, 26 Mar. 2024 The area is known for its high-quality extra virgin olive oil, Chianina meat, Cinta Sense cold cuts, homemade pici pasta–and white, Rosato, red, sparkling, and dessert wines. Irene S. Levine, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 The meat and cold cuts company, a subsidiary of food giant Kraft Heinz, says in the job listing that the lucky wieners will get paid $35,600. Katherine Itoh, NBC News, 9 Jan. 2024 And American consumers have long associated it with bologna and other unfashionable cold cuts like olive loaf and head cheese — mysterious meats of dubious appeal to modern tastes. Julia Moskin, New York Times, 28 Nov. 2023 Guests can arrange other tastings that include vineyard visits, tastings pairing Prosecco with local cold cuts and cheese, picnics on the grounds, and more in-depth tastings that explain different fermentation methods. Irene S. Levine, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 Start the holiday at the Christmas Eve feast with both Thai and traditional Christmas specialties like local artisan cheeses, cold cuts, and decadent desserts, then enjoy carolers in the garden. Teresa Bergen, Travel + Leisure, 14 Oct. 2023 Cream cheese, butter, cold cuts, lox — anything that fits on the circular bread is fair game, Sparrow felt. John Carucci, Fortune, 4 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cold cuts was in 1855

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“Cold cuts.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cold%20cuts. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

cold cuts

plural noun
: sliced cold cooked meats

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