flan·​ken ˈfläŋ-kən How to pronounce flanken (audio)
: beef flank cooked especially by boiling

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Sprinkle the flanken or short ribs with salt and pepper. BostonGlobe.com, 24 Sep. 2019 Options include boneless sliced chicken or beef, bone-in Korean-style (flanken) short ribs, or a mix of all three. Larry Olmsted, USA TODAY, 28 June 2018 Tips & Techniques Prep Tip: These ribs are also called flanken-style short ribs or Oriental-style short ribs (not to be confused with beef short ribs). Terry Grieco-kenny, Woman's Day, 11 Jan. 2012

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Word History


Yiddish, plural of flank, literally, flank, ultimately from Old French flanc

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flanken was in 1950

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“Flanken.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flanken. Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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