Definition of gravy
1 : a sauce made from the thickened and seasoned juices of cooked meat
2a : something additional or unexpected that is pleasing or valuable with expenses now paid, future money is pure gravy — K. Crossenb : unearned or illicit gain : 5graft
Examples of gravy in a Sentence
The bonus he received in addition to his salary was pure gravy.
order a large serving of fries with extra gravy
Recent Examples of gravy from the Web
Poor beef-to-bread ratio and an orange sheen to the gravy.
Others of her ilk have tried similar means of jumping on the digital news gravy train, too.
Liquid and solids get whirled into a sweet, ruddy gravy.
Aloo gosht, a savory goat and potato stew, is redolent of what many of us would enjoy on a special Sunday dinner, with a rich brown gravy, but spiced with a hint of turmeric, ginger, cardamom and chilies.
The pomodoro sauce is a thick, profoundly red gravy that doesn’t cast a watery pool on the bottom of the plate.
Diners can also get breakfast offerings such as biscuits and gravy and an eggy brunch burger.
One of my mom's usual Monday night meals at the farm is old-fashioned Salisbury steak with onion gravy.
William Falgoust of Harahan, who gave us shrimp Amelie, which is a red gravy dish named after his daughter.
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Origin and Etymology of gravy
Middle English gravey, from Anglo-French gravé broth, stew
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
GRAVY Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of gravy for Students
: a sauce made from the juice of cooked meat
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