meatier; meatiest
: full of meat
: having the character of meat
: rich especially in matter for thought : substantial
actors looking for meaty roles
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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Word History

First Known Use

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 16 Apr. 2024.

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meatier; meatiest
: full of meat : fleshy
: rich in matter for thought : substantial
a meaty book
meatiness noun

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