in a stew

Definition of in a stew

informal

  1. :  excited, worried, or confused He got himself in a stew over nothing. She's been in a stew for days.

Word by Word Definitions

stewplay
  1. :  a utensil used for boiling

    :  a hot bath

    :  whorehouse

  1. :  to boil slowly or with simmering heat

    :  to become cooked by stewing

    :  to swelter especially from confinement in a hot or stuffy atmosphere

  1. :  flight attendant


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up in a stew? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to glide in or as if in an airplane

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!