gravy

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noun gra·vy \ˈgrā-vē\

Definition of gravy

plural

gravies

  1. 1 :  a sauce made from the thickened and seasoned juices of cooked meat

  2. 2 a :  something additional or unexpected that is pleasing or valuable <with expenses now paid, future money is pure gravy — K. Crossen> b :  unearned or illicit gain :  5graft

Examples of gravy in a sentence

  1. The bonus he received in addition to his salary was pure gravy.

  2. <order a large serving of fries with extra gravy>

Origin and Etymology of gravy

Middle English gravey, from Anglo-French gravé broth, stew


First Known Use: 14th century


GRAVY Defined for English Language Learners

gravy

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noun gra·vy \ˈgrā-vē\

Definition of gravy for English Language Learners

  • : a sauce made from the juices of cooked meat

  • : something valuable or pleasing that is more than what is earned or expected


GRAVY Defined for Kids

gravy

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noun gra·vy \ˈgrā-vē\

Definition of gravy for Students

plural

gravies

  1. :  a sauce made from the juice of cooked meat



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