meat market

noun
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

Definition of meat market

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

Examples of meat market in a Sentence

  1. That bar is a real meat market.

  2. The scouting camp is a meat market for pro football candidates.

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First Known Use of meat market

1896

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MEAT MARKET Defined for English Language Learners

meat market

Definition of meat market for English Language Learners

  • : a place where meat is sold

  • : 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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