\ 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

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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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When cooked, eggplant's texture is unmistakably meaty. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "I Made Carrot 'Bacon' and It Was Pretty Convincing," 4 Sep. 2018 Turn it into soup, cook rice in it, or add it to your sauces for a meaty flavor. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Make Bone Broth at Home, According to a Chef," 18 July 2018 Pennsylvanians, however, aren’t strangers to weird, meaty ice cream flavors. Nick Vadala,, "New Jersey's favorite breakfast meat, pork roll, is now an ice cream flavor," 2 May 2018 The broth adds a nice meaty flavor without weighing the drink down. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appetit, "The 5 Best Bloody Mary Mixes—and How Bartenders Doctor Them Up," 12 Apr. 2018 Leftovers Ham can bring substantial protein and an array of smoky, salty, meaty flavors to many dishes, including soups, quiches, omelets, salads, sandwiches and stews. Debbi Snook,, "Easter ham: Tips on choosing, cooking and consuming," 28 Mar. 2018 Two meaty small plates were standouts: chicken drumsticks and the St. Louis ribs. Kate Washington, sacbee, "Dining review: Unpretentious and exceptional, East Sacramento’s Canon is an ‘instant classic’ | The Sacramento Bee," 12 Jan. 2018 Use substantial, meaty legs, with bright, clean flesh. Gabrielle Hamilton, House Beautiful, "Gabrielle Hamilton's Braised Chicken Legs with Shallots and Vinegar," 22 Feb. 2013 Crown of Emara features a meaty double rondel that sprawls across two central boards. Nate Anderson, Ars Technica, "Eight great board games we played at PAX Unplugged," 8 Dec. 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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to boil down or concentrate

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