Definition of pastrami
: a highly seasoned smoked beef prepared especially from shoulder cuts
Examples of pastrami in a Sentence
He ordered a pastrami sandwich.
Recent Examples of pastrami from the Web
At 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, a 15-deep line of people was already waiting to order pastrami and French dip sandwiches at Sam’s, a 7,000-square-foot yet cozy spot lined with brick, wood paneling and red velveteen wallpaper.
Fieri’s versions, quite fittingly, come with toppings such as onion rings, pastrami, and mac and cheese.
Burger Bar Using local, all-natural ingredients, these gourmet burgers run the gamut from traditional (American cheese, tomato, lettuce, pickle) to out-there (the Central Park burger adds pastrami, smoked gouda and fried onion straws)
The sign for Jim’s restaurant is a classic of mid-century design that improbably promises both tacos and pastrami.
A triple classic sandwich combo includes a pound each of sliced brisket, pastrami and corned beef, a loaf of rye bread, 1 pound (0.45 kilogram) of mustard and 2 quarts (1.89 liters) of pickles.
The spices that make pastrami are strong in this dish.
Katz is already shipping its corned beef, pastrami and other items nationally, but plans to add Mexico and Canada distribution by year’s end.
Take things over-the-top with this reuben dutch baby, filled with pastrami, sauerkraut, and melted Swiss cheese.
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Origin and Etymology of pastrami
Yiddish pastrame, from Romanian pastramă pressed and cured meat
First Known Use: 1899See Words from the same year
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Definition of pastrami for English Language Learners
: highly seasoned smoked beef that is usually eaten in sandwiches
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