meat market


: a depersonalizing environment in which people are treated as sexual or economic resources

Examples of meat market in a Sentence

That bar is a real meat market. The scouting camp is a meat market for pro football candidates.
Recent Examples on the Web Tetrick says flat-out that these kind of costs are not sustainable long-term, given the industry would reportedly need thousands of such plants to grab even 10 percent of the global meat market. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 15 Sep. 2023 Factory-farmed meat makes up about 99% of the U.S. meat market, according to estimates by animal rights groups. Millie Brigaud, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 Aug. 2023 Hite's Bar-B-Q Located in West Columbia, South Carolina, more of a meat market, Hite's in West Columbia is a weekend-only takeout spot. Robert F. Moss, Southern Living, 13 June 2023 Tones of red and purple and pink abound and her new work incorporates papier-mâché and found materials to create disconcerting sculptural works that hang in her studio like a meat market. Seth Combs, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Apr. 2023 In the United States, four companies control 85% of the meat market, and worldwide, another four dominate grains. Ellen MacArthur, Fortune, 8 June 2023 Sandbags sat at the entrances of bars, beauty salons and meat markets. Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times, 14 Mar. 2023 God, when did dating turn into such a meat market? Leah Greenblatt,, 22 Jan. 2022 In 2000, Tyson Foods Inc. agreed to acquire rival IPB Corp. Soon after agreeing to the deal, the meat market suffered a precipitous downturn, impacting both companies financially. Jef Feeley, Fortune, 10 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of meat market was in 1896

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“Meat market.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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