\ ˈmē-tē How to pronounce meaty (audio) \
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

Other Words from meaty

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.
Recent Examples on the Web To prepare the ribs: Pull the white membrane off the back (non-meaty side) of the ribs. Sue Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 4 July 2021 One problem for me is that invariably, the thicker part of the chicken doesn’t cook as quickly as less meaty parts like legs and wings. Los Angeles Times, 31 May 2020 His usual smash-and-grab rescue involves a ball-peen hammer (easy to pocket, inexpensive, untraceable), a stranger’s fractured skull and a traumatized child carried away on his meaty shoulder. Colin Covert, Detroit Free Press, 19 Apr. 2018 The morels are delicious, meaty and robust; even those of us who claim to hate mushrooms are enthused. Mary Pembleton, New York Times, 17 Apr. 2020 The domestic variety has less hair and has been bred to be large and meaty, while reproducing quickly, particularly since the advent of commercial pig farming. National Geographic, 3 Apr. 2020 The soup is vegan, and can be adapted to vegetarian and meaty versions, depending on how eaters customize their bowls with the garnishes. oregonlive, 26 Mar. 2020 Tomatillo, a Mexican restaurant in Dobbs Ferry, New York, has a quesadilla and taco made with jackfruit nestled in alongside other meaty and vegetarian offerings. Katie Workman, NBC News, 31 Jan. 2020 Similarly meaty and delicious is Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co., a populist Gilbert favorite that shows brewpub food can, in fact, be made with exceptional sourcing and care. Dominic Armato, azcentral, 8 Jan. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of meaty

circa 1787, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Meaty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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