gravy

noun gra·vy \ ˈgrā-vē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of gravy

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

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Origin and Etymology of gravy

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

gravy Synonyms

Synonyms
dressing, sauce
Related Words
condiment, relish, seasoning; fixing (s), garnish, topping; dip, marinade

GRAVY Defined for English Language Learners

gravy

noun

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

noun gra·vy \ ˈgrā-vē \

Definition of gravy for Students

plural gravies
: a sauce made from the juice of cooked meat


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