meat loaf


: a dish of ground meat seasoned and baked in the form of a loaf

Example Sentences

a slice of meat loaf
Recent Examples on the Web This step makes sense for preportioned or easily divided foods, such as dinner rolls, chicken breasts, meatballs, and cooked meat loaf. Sheena Chihak, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 Aug. 2022 Aidan used to like my meat loaf, but everything changes. Kevin Fisher-paulson, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 May 2022 When making burgers, meatballs, or meat loaf, substitute ¼ to ⅓ of the ground beef or turkey with cooked grains, such as barley, farro, bulgur, or quinoa. Lisa Zwirn,, 11 Jan. 2022 Betty and Bud Tanner brought meat loaf, cornbread and mixed vegetables. Dave Lieber, Dallas News, 17 Sep. 2021 Grill slices for a delicious next-day meat loaf sandwich. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 July 2021 Tamales, spaghetti and meat loaf fill lunch and supper plates. Dianne Solis, Dallas News, 23 Mar. 2021 In Berkley, around tables in the church basement, shelter residents gave good reviews to the meat loaf. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, 22 Mar. 2020 Topped with a brown sugar-mustard glaze, and stuffed with ham and Gruyere cheese, this meat loaf is anything but mundane. Sheryl Julian,, 3 Sep. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of meat loaf was in 1892

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“Meat loaf.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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meat loaf


: ground meat seasoned and baked in the form of a loaf

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