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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Bailey plays a game uncommon for this summer basketball scene, a recruiting meat market attended by small-school college coaches in logo’d shirts as the state’s best underclassmen are thrown into a pot and assigned a team. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Damon Bailey's son Brayton thrives in dad's Indiana basketball shadow," 11 July 2018 Over the years, the brick building at 1100 S. 5th St. in Walker's Point has been a meat market, tavern, St. Vincent de Paul Society, vacant and more. Diana Dombrowski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "An inside look at the Walker's Point community arts center renovation," 2 July 2018 The franchise is also a meat market, fruit store, bakery and taqueria. Kaila Contreras, Houston Chronicle, "New apartments underway in Kingwood, Asian restaurant LemonShark Poké coming to Generation Park," 25 May 2018 Arrivals from around the world have flocked here, many coming from the Middle East, and have opened the businesses — the restaurants, meat markets, shops and salons — that draw customers from well beyond the city’s borders. New York Times, "A City Founded by Alexander Hamilton Sets the Stage for Its Next Act," 5 July 2018 Privacy - Terms Still, many specialty meat markets have carved out a niche by offering personalized customer service and products that aren't widely available. Dylan Jackson, miamiherald, "Small butcher shops are in 'a renaissance.' How did they survive the supermarket offensive?," 2 July 2018 In a meat market, rows of aged prosciutto dangle from steel rods above displays of sausages, fresh cuts of meats, and an almost-holy litany of salumi: mortadella, prosciutto pratomagno, pancetta, coppa, lardo, mondiola, biruldu. Necee Regis,, "Resort’s Tuscany cooking class has all the right ingredients," 2 July 2018 Meanwhile, bush meat markets still see locals bartering for the animals, both dead and alive. Washington Post, "Congo’s Ebola outbreak poses challenges for bush meat," 17 June 2018 Asbury's predominantly black west side had a thriving business district, where people of all backgrounds would come to shop in the clothing stores, meat markets and take in the music scene. Asbury Park Press, "Read more from this Project," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of meat market

1896, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of meat market

: 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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