por·​ter·​house ˈpȯr-tər-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce porterhouse (audio)
: a house where malt liquor (such as porter) is sold
: a large steak cut from the thick end of the short loin to contain a T-shaped bone and a large piece of tenderloin see beef illustration

Examples of porterhouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Ruxton serves nine different cuts of steak and a mixture of dry- and wet-aged meats, from a 6-ounce filet mignon to a 32-ounce porterhouse to a 36-ounce Wagyu tomahawk. Amanda Yeager, Baltimore Sun, 28 Feb. 2024 No problem — try the ribeye steak ($75) or the duroc pork porterhouse ($42). Jenna Thompson, Kansas City Star, 4 Apr. 2024 This is a steakhouse lover’s mecca, with caviar service and prime dry-aged porterhouses and Wagyu tomahawks and poached Maine lobster and Key West shrimp, and ingredients sourced from local ranches and farms. Lois K. Solomon, Sun Sentinel, 9 Jan. 2024 Must order: Prime porterhouse for two 14 of 22 Mario's For some of the best Italian eats in the city, look no further than Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. Lauren Dana Ellman, Travel + Leisure, 21 Oct. 2023 Beef: Tender steaks, like porterhouse, T-bone, and ribeye, can marinate for 15 minutes to an 1 hour to add flavor without breaking down the texture, explains Southern Living food writer Elizabeth Brownfield. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 22 Aug. 2023 According to People magazine, Kelce chomped down on a 24-ounce dry-aged porterhouse steak, lobster mac and cheese and broccolini, with a filet on the side. Toriano Porter, Kansas City Star, 19 Jan. 2024 One of the highlights is a dry-aged porterhouse that can be order by the ounce. Carlos Rico, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Dec. 2023 Cabernet Sauvignon, Barolo, Tempranillo or high-end red blends are naturals alongside well-marbled cuts of beef such as ribeye, sirloin or porterhouse. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 29 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1730, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of porterhouse was in 1730

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“Porterhouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/porterhouse. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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por·​ter·​house ˈpōrt-ər-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce porterhouse (audio)
: a beefsteak with a large piece of tenderloin on a T-shaped bone
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