fatback

noun
fat·​back | \ ˈfat-ˌbak How to pronounce fatback (audio) \

Definition of fatback

: the strip of fat from the back of a hog carcass usually cured by drying and salting

Examples of fatback in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In school, the other children and teachers ridiculed him—for his accent, his coveralls, his lunches of fatback and collard greens. Francesca Mari, The New Yorker, "Using the Homeless to Guard Empty Houses," 30 Nov. 2020 Cut the boar meat and pork fatback into 2-inch cubes. Jean-paul Bourgeois, Field & Stream, "The Complete Guide to Making Wild Game Sausage," 12 Nov. 2019 The dumplings are a Chinese-Korean hybrid, says Lee, steamed to preserve the delicate wrapper and stuffed with ground pork, buttered kimchi and emulsified fatback. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Aging is a very good thing at Anju in Dupont Circle," 6 Sep. 2019 Likely a result of a diet of corn, fatback and molasses, the condition can cause dementia-like symptoms. Washington Post, "Estimated 7,000 bodies may be buried at former asylum," 23 May 2018 Those who use Rick Bragg’s latest meander into Southern life as a cookbook will need to gird their culinary loins — and not be a scared of liberal doses of Crisco, fatback drippings, lard, bacon grease, cracklin’ meat and such. David Holahan, USA TODAY, "'The Best Cook': In Rick Bragg's book about Momma's table, it's all over but the eatin'," 23 Apr. 2018 Likely a result of a diet of corn, fatback and molasses, the condition can cause dementia-like symptoms. Washington Post, "Estimated 7,000 bodies may be buried at former asylum," 23 May 2018 Those who use Rick Bragg’s latest meander into Southern life as a cookbook will need to gird their culinary loins — and not be a scared of liberal doses of Crisco, fatback drippings, lard, bacon grease, cracklin’ meat and such. David Holahan, USA TODAY, "'The Best Cook': In Rick Bragg's book about Momma's table, it's all over but the eatin'," 23 Apr. 2018 This Italian pork preparation is light pink and studded with cubes of fatback (literally, the fat from the back of the pig) as well as peppercorns and the occasional pistachio. Kyle Frischkorn, GQ, "A Big Charcuterie Plate Is the Best Thing to Bring to Any Holiday Party," 23 Dec. 2017

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1903, in the meaning defined above

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“Fatback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fatback. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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