mincemeat

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noun mince·meat \ˈmin(t)s-ˌmēt\

Definition of mincemeat

  1. 1 :  minced meat

  2. 2 :  a finely chopped mixture (as of raisins, apples, and spices) sometimes with meat that is often used as pie filling

  3. 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>

1630

First Known Use of mincemeat

1630



MINCEMEAT Defined for English Language Learners

mincemeat

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noun mince·meat \ˈmin(t)s-ˌmēt\

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

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noun mince·meat \ˈmins-ˌmēt\

Definition of mincemeat for Students

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



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