mincemeat

noun mince·meat \ ˈmin(t)s-ˌmēt \
|Updated on: 28 May 2018

Definition of mincemeat

1 : minced meat
2 : a finely chopped mixture (as of raisins, apples, and spices) sometimes with meat that is often used as pie filling
3 : a state of destruction or annihilation used in the phrase make mincemeat of

Examples of mincemeat in a Sentence

  1. the artillery quickly made mincemeat of the enemy's fortifications

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First Known Use of mincemeat

1630

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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MINCEMEAT Defined for English Language Learners

mincemeat

Definition of mincemeat for English Language Learners

  • : meat that has been cut into very small pieces : minced meat

  • : a mixture of raisins, apples, spices, etc., that is used especially in pies


MINCEMEAT Defined for Kids

mincemeat

noun mince·meat \ ˈmins-ˌmēt \

Definition of mincemeat for Students

: a finely chopped mixture (as of raisins, apples, spices, and sometimes meat) that is especially used in pies


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