red meat

noun

Definition of red meat

1 : meat (such as beef) that is red when raw
2 : something substantial that can satisfy a basic need or appetite hungry for the red meat of passionate partisanship— William Safire

Examples of red meat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While much of the mob action in the series’ background lacks verve and pop, Yung sells the significant portions of the show she is asked to carry, in particular the actorly red meat of fear for a child in peril. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 3 Jan. 2022 Ideally, our ancestors enjoyed protein-rich red meat for peak energy and performance. Washington Post, 11 Oct. 2021 But one effective act, and one that can be amplified, is to eat less red meat. Naomi Oreskes, Scientific American, 20 Dec. 2021 About a third of Americans are intentionally trying to eat less red meat, and Covid-19 didn’t affect that. Gary Drenik, Forbes, 26 Oct. 2021 Chicken is, for those who eat meat, accessible and approachable to cook and consume in a way that red meat isn’t always. New York Times, 15 Oct. 2021 Many Christians substitute red meat for fish during Lent, and pollock is in higher demand during that part of the year. Patrick Whittle, Detroit Free Press, 13 Oct. 2021 Many Christians substitute red meat for fish during Lent, and pollock is in higher demand during that part of the year. Patrick Whittle, USA TODAY, 12 Oct. 2021 Ideally, our ancestors enjoyed protein-rich red meat for peak energy and performance. Matt Fuchs, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of red meat

1792, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Jan 2022

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“Red meat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20meat. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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red meat

noun

English Language Learners Definition of red meat

: meat that is red when it is raw

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