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

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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 Add the pork and fatback, season with salt and pepper, and cook until well browned, about 15 minutes. Daniel Boulud, ELLE Decor, "Stuffed Cabbage Recipe," 2 Sep. 2010 Zuckerman says the diet was likely mostly cheap corn, with some fatback and molasses. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, "The Plan for 7,000 Bodies Discovered Under a Mississippi Campus," 12 June 2017

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1903, in the meaning defined above

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