\ˈmē-tē \
meatier; meatiest

Definition of meaty 

1a : full of meat

b : having the character of meat

2 : rich especially in matter for thought : substantial actors looking for meaty roles

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meatiness noun

Examples of meaty in a Sentence

a meaty hunk of fish The mushrooms have a meaty texture. an athlete with meaty forearms an actor auditioning for a meaty role The meatiest part of the book is the historical background it gives.
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Noodles, potatoes, polenta, rice or quinoa will all work to absorb every drop of that gloriously oniony, meaty sauce. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "Beef and Onions, Made Better With Beer," 26 Jan. 2018 In addition to sweet pies, the menu features savory items such as quiche, chicken potpie, shepherd’s pie, meaty sandwiches, soups and side dishes. James Patrick Kelly, idahostatesman, "Boise Pie Co. shows its Southern roots, bakes up delicious desserts," 12 July 2018 DeWitt, like Wallace, is mainly interested in the meaty problem of how a human being may live an authentic life in a ruthless world. Brittany Allen, Longreads, "Getting Tricked by Helen DeWitt," 9 July 2018 Friends began showing up with meaty meals for Mr. Obis and the boys. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Paul Obis Gave Up Meat, Founded Vegetarian Times and Later Had Second Thoughts," 6 July 2018 And the pappardelle with tomato and corn was also delicious; the wide pasta was light, almost sheer, mixed with just-sweet corn, tomatoes, basil and chunks of meaty bacon that goes with everything else. Polly Campbell,, "Clyborne Provisions and Spirits is a suburban surprise," 27 June 2018 While there is also a full steak list, the Game Plate meats are all naturally ranched in Colorado, and other meaty options such as elk, lamb, duck and quail, along with a few seafood choices, are available. Larry Olmsted, USA TODAY, "Pair game meat and period cocktails in Colorado," 13 June 2018 An appealingly enormous, rectangular raviolo, with a line of meaty morels, peas, and chervil down its middle, brought to mind a high-rise, as on theme as a Mickey Mouse pancake at Disneyland. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, "The Sprawling, Swanky, Slightly Sterile Legacy Records," 7 June 2018 And remember to serve it all with something satisfying and starchy (think polenta, egg noodles, or rice) to soak up all that meaty goodness. Bon Appétit, Bon Appetit, "How to Braise Meat without a Recipe (Seriously!)," 19 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of meaty

circa 1787, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of meaty

: of, relating to, or resembling meat

: having or including a large amount of meat

: large and heavy or thick with flesh or muscles

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