\ 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 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, "Picnic foods for every day, all summer long," 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, "Review: Joaquin Phoenix stunning in ‘Never Really Here’," 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, "A Pulse of Joy Amid Tragedy," 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, "THE BEST OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX," 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, "Did you stock up on dried beans? Here’s how to cook them the right way, plus 7 great recipes," 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, "Jackfruit: The fruit that cooks, chunks and shreds like meat," 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, "100 essential restaurants in Phoenix: Welcome to Dominic Armato's 2020 list," 8 Jan. 2020 That makes each bite taste extra meaty and complex. Nick Kindelsperger,, "Review: Phodega serves Chicago’s best bowl of pho south of Argyle Street," 11 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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“Meaty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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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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