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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The meal includes roast beef, gravy, mashed potatoes, Harvard beets, green beans, coleslaw, drinks and dessert. Lois Szymanski, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Central Carroll: Murder mystery fundraiser invites locals to solve ‘whodunnit’; cornhole tournament," 4 Sep. 2019 The crumbs sank to the bottom, and would be used to flavor the roux base for making the gravy. Michael Ruhlman, New York Times, "If It’s Sunday in Southeastern Indiana, Order the Fried Chicken," 18 June 2019 The hardest thing to give up was Mexican food and biscuits and gravy. Giana Han, al, "Gus Malzahn’s ‘Tiger Talk’ preview of Kent State and Seth Williams," 12 Sep. 2019 Return the meatballs to the gravy and simmer until done. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Dinner is as advertised," 7 Aug. 2019 That his team plays a loose and engaging style is gravy. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan baseball coach has no apologies for his roster. He shouldn't," 20 June 2019 Whisk flour-water mixture into pan juices and bring to a boil until gravy thickens, whisking frequently. Claire Perez, sun-sentinel.com, "Make-ahead beef brisket makes holiday prep easier," 13 Sep. 2019 The breakfast also includes French toast, pancakes, biscuits, home fries, sausage and chipped beef gravies. Sharina Taveras Lopez, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "South Carroll: Integrace Fairhaven hosting Treasure Shop; bestselling romance authors coming to town," 11 Sep. 2019 Thomas said the top-sellers so far have been the salmon with rice, the organic kibble and gravy and the peanut butter with bacon. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Gourmet dog diner opens on Carlsbad restaurant’s patio," 5 Sep. 2019

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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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The first known use of gravy was in the 14th century

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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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