\ 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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Recent Examples on the Web Mackerel, so often oily and bluntly fishy, was mellow and meaty, crowned with frizzled leeks and served atop sticky-sweet Japanese eggplant in a vinaigrette made with yuzu and makgeolli, a cloudy Korean rice wine. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, "Kochi’s Korean Tasting Menu Offers Everyday Indulgence on a Skewer," 7 Feb. 2020 Marinating and pan-frying eggplant keeps it firm, flavorful, and chewy—almost meaty. Elyse Inamine, Bon Appétit, "I Want to Be Like Maangchi and Her New Cookbook Taught Me How," 2 Dec. 2019 Chuck short ribs are smaller, but still meaty, and are common in most supermarkets. Claire Perez,, "Claire’s tip of the week: Long vs. short beef ribs," 15 Nov. 2019 The classic Vietnamese soup pho is known for its seductive, aromatic broth that strikes a beautiful balance of meaty, fresh and tangy. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, "7 slurpable noodle soup recipes to keep you cozy," 7 Nov. 2019 The products should cost about the same as their meaty equivalent. Janelle Bitker,, "Bay Area women carve out a place in food tech with plant-based meat and dairy," 2 Oct. 2019 The wings were crispy as ordered and meaty, though the lemon pepper description was misleading. Amy Drew Thompson,, "Sports? Sportsball? Food is the Great Uniter at Duffy’s Sports Grill | Review," 29 Aug. 2019 How about a towering, meaty, fairly priced sandwich with a side of crispy thin fries, ready in minutes? Kara Baskin,, "At Via Lago, dinner is great, but lunch is the true scene," 19 Aug. 2019 The Hillside Reserve Syrah could pass for the French wine St.-Joseph, at once peppery, meaty and floral. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "Winemakers to Watch," 8 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of meaty

circa 1787, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of meaty was circa 1787

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15 Feb 2020

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“Meaty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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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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