\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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The meaty part of perhaps the most ambitious sports power play in Kansas City history is here. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "The importance of Kansas City hearing 'yes' about the World Cup," 13 June 2018 The carcass, feet, wing tips and neck were then saved for broth, but to get even more from the bird, the meaty parts of the wings were turned into hors d’oeuvres or staff meals. David Tanis, New York Times, "Lemony Chicken Wings, Soaring Above the Rest," 25 May 2018 Modern video games, of both the online and the meaty single-player narrative variety, seem to arrive, blow up, and then fade away at an ever-faster rate these days. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Tetris Effect is perfect for people overwhelmed by modern video games," 18 Nov. 2018 The food: The campechano taco — featuring a medley of chorizo and steak and bulked up with creamy, buttery cubes of potato — was a satisfyingly meaty bite, with tangy and spicy flavors from the fixings. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "Hidden on Capitol Hill, a Mexican street-food spot draws raves," 23 Oct. 2018 The meaty chain teamed up with Port City Tattoo in Long Beach, Calif., for the event, which took place Saturday and saw a turnout of over 100 ink-hungry Arby’s fans. Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, "Over 100 Arby's fans showed up to get 'permanent' free sandwiches for life," 24 Sep. 2018 As a result, the show cuts several of the book's meaty pre-discovery scenes of Camille and Amma attempting to find normalcy in St. Louis following Adora's arrest for the deaths of Marian, Ann, and Natalie, and the poisonings of Amma and Camille. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gillian Flynn Breaks Down the Differences Between the Sharp Objects Finale & Her Book," 27 Aug. 2018 Follow the line of fat that separates the meaty ribs from the much tougher tips at the base of each rack, and cut off the tips. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Ribs 101: Pitmasters offer advice on cooking ribs," 1 July 2018 The broth adds a meaty complexity without making the dish too heavy. Seamus Mullen, Bon Appetit, "Make Poached Eggs in Chicken Stock—Just Trust Us," 25 June 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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