meat market


Definition of 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 Two young men, each named Ed, learned the meat market trade and ran the meat department in the grocery store. Sheryl Devore,, "‘Darn close’ to living in Mayberry; Grayslake celebrates 125 years with new book of memories," 8 Oct. 2020 Every offseason, team executives assemble in Chicago for the NBA Combine for a chance to get an in-person look at the proverbial meat market of draft prospects. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, "The NBA Combine is under way, and the pandemic has forced some big changes," 30 Sep. 2020 In 2016 alone, Poeta failed to report $984,000 in gambling income, listing only $81,000 in proceeds from his meat market on his 2017 tax return to the IRS, his plea stated. Jason Meisner,, "Highwood butcher pleads guilty to running multimillion-dollar sports bookmaking business," 10 Aug. 2020 The main character, Nell Stillman, a schoolteacher living in an apartment above the town meat market, champions free thinking and independent spirit while trying to abide by the societal mores expected of elementary schoolteachers. Star Tribune, "Quarantine read: 'Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse,' by Faith Sullivan," 31 July 2020 For the project’s first year, Amy served as the operation’s boots on the ground, organizing seminars on farm loans and animal vaccination and shearing, and working to re-create the thriving local meat market that existed here a century ago. Kate Morgan, Saveur, "Eating More Lamb Could Change the Future of Appalachia," 31 May 2019 Dunsky said the week notice from the state was quick, but the seafood supply chains didn’t face some of the strains felt in the meat market and elsewhere, so getting product hasn’t been an issue. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Metro Detroit bars, restaurants can reopen dining rooms Monday. It doesn't mean they will.," 7 June 2020 Wet market is a Singapore and Hong Kong English term that is now being applied to a wide variety of food markets around the developing world, even though many of the markets look like the fresh produce and meat markets in Italy and France. Martha Cheng, The Atlantic, "The Case Against Wet Markets," 10 Apr. 2020 Others were set free once the boar meat market cooled. National Geographic, "THE BEST OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX," 3 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of meat market

1896, in the meaning defined above

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11 Oct 2020

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“Meat market.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of meat market

: a place where meat is sold
US, informal : a place where people are judged only on the basis of their physical qualities (such as sexual attractiveness or athletic ability)

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