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.

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In Xinfadi, the biggest meat market in Beijing, vendors and shoppers alike were downbeat. Washington Post, "China loves its pork but prices are rising and that could be a problem," 5 Sep. 2019 Turchetti’s Salumeria stocks both the deli and meat market and is a wholesale operation. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "You can now get Turchetti’s best sandwiches daily at the new Fountain Square meat market," 12 Aug. 2017 This is a happier end than that of the last sheep to graze on the Heath, in the nineteen-fifties: they were imminently headed to slaughter at Smithfield, the meat market in central London. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, "The Brexit Warnings to Be Found in Sheep Grazing in a London Park," 3 Sep. 2019 The store features a meat market, deer processing, as well as a two pump service station and car wash. Kathy Jumper, al, "Investor buys Elberta Grocery Store," 11 Aug. 2019 Beyond Meat has said in its filings that the vegan meat market can similarly grow to about $35 billion of the $250 billion domestic meat industry. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Beyond Meat is developing plant-based bacon," 24 July 2019 Beyond Meat is launching a new, meatier version of its flagship burger, taking another step to disrupt the $270-billion meat market in the U.S. Frances Yue, USA TODAY, "Beyond meat introduces new, meatier plant-based burger," 11 June 2019 Earlier this month, Gupo dog meat market in the southern city of Busan, one of the country's largest, was closed down with the help of its mayor, Oh Seo-don. Paula Hancocks, CNN, "Kim Basinger joins protest against the dog meat trade in Seoul," 12 July 2019 What does a meat market in China have to do with Brazilian soybean farms? Nikhil Sonnad, Quartz, "China’s taste for meat is reshaping Brazil’s economy—and its environment," 5 July 2019

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1896, in the meaning defined above

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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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