pastrami

noun
pas·​tra·​mi | \pə-ˈsträ-mē \
variants: or less commonly pastromi

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 on the Web

Layer pastrami on top of tomato, followed by lettuce. Heinz® Mayonnaise, Bon Appetit, "This “PLT” Will Be Your New Fave Sandwich," 25 June 2018 Remove the pastrami and toast the bread in the same pan or griddle. Heinz® Mayonnaise, Bon Appetit, "This “PLT” Will Be Your New Fave Sandwich," 25 June 2018 The pastrami itself is sliced thick and seems undercured, halfway between brisket and heaven. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "At 3 Squares Diner there’s a dog that won’t bark," 12 July 2018 Steingold’s pastrami is Snake River Farms wagyu beef smoked for six hours and rubbed with a proprietary blend of spices. Michael Nagrant, RedEye Chicago, "Steingold's is the Jewish deli of the future," 3 Dec. 2017 Sarah Gish The pastrami, which was recommended to me by general manager Nick Wysong, is peppery, smoky, paper-thin and piled high. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Pastrami time: 5 things to know about Broadway Deli's ‘mostly Jewish’ specialties," 8 June 2018 But the Woodshed now also serves littleneck clams, beef ribs, brisket or chicken nachos, bulgogi tacos and a housemade fried pastrami-and-Swiss. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "Here's where to find nachos, ice cream pops and more near Colonial | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 21 May 2018 Latkes, pastrami and matzo ball soup, none of which were tasted by the social media disparager, were also dismissed for minor infractions. Michael Nagrant, RedEye Chicago, "Steingold's is the Jewish deli of the future," 3 Dec. 2017 Broadway Deli's pastrami Reuben sandwich is piled high with paper-thin slices of spicy smoked beef. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Pastrami time: 5 things to know about Broadway Deli's ‘mostly Jewish’ specialties," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of pastrami

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pastrami

Yiddish pastrame, from Romanian pastramă pressed and cured meat

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pastrami

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pastrami

: highly seasoned smoked beef that is usually eaten in sandwiches

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