gravy

noun
gra·​vy | \ ˈgrā-vē How to pronounce gravy (audio) \
plural gravies

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. Crossen
b : unearned or illicit gain : graft entry 5

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Synonyms for gravy

Synonyms

dressing, sauce

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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

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About a dozen items cover biscuits and gravy, a low-carb breakfast, two omelets, corned-beef hash, pancakes, French toast and a Benedict. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Jake’s on the Lake: Northeast Ohio’s best weekend brunches, breakfasts," 8 June 2019 Tater tot poutine, with white cheddar cheese curds and gravy, from Ward’s House of Prime. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Summerfest's new menu items include bacon cannoli, tater tot poutine and 'walking nachos'," 17 May 2018 Traditional French Canadian poutine, which has been around since the 1950s, is a bowl of french fries awash in cheese curds and gravy. Leigh Hedger, Indianapolis Star, "Big Lug Canteen is plugging our pothole pain with poutine," 20 Feb. 2018 Make a super-delicious, so simple gravy in the same roasting pan that the Thanksgiving bird has been cooked in. Woman's Day Test Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Rosemary Roasted-Turkey Gravy," 24 Oct. 2018 They can be used to make a gravy, replace oil or butter in other recipes. Debbi Snook, cleveland.com, "Michael Symon's Fireplace Chicken on a String (recipe)," 11 Apr. 2018 To make the gravy: Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Recipe: Creamy Sunchoke Grits With Mushroom Gravy," 26 Jan. 2018 Cover and cook for one hour, then strain, cover, and refrigerate the stock until ready to make the gravy. Georgeanne Brennan, House Beautiful, "Butterflied Turkey with Herb Glaze and Gravy Recipe," 25 Oct. 2010 Their organic turkey is drizzled with cornbread dressing, and served with haricots verts, fried onions and caramelized onion gravy. Marley Marius, Vogue, "Where to Dine Out for a Traditional-ish Thanksgiving Meal in New York City," 14 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of gravy

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gravy

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

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gravy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gravy

: a sauce made from the juices of cooked meat
chiefly US, informal : something valuable or pleasing that is more than what is earned or expected

gravy

noun
gra·​vy | \ ˈgrā-vē How to pronounce gravy (audio) \
plural gravies

Kids Definition of gravy

: a sauce made from the juice of cooked meat

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