red meat


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

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Recent Examples on the Web Vegetables with every meal, and red meat no more than 2-3 times a week. Georgia Garvey,, "Column: Memoranda regarding Garvey, Inc., New Year’s resolutions," 28 Dec. 2020 Research shows similar kinds of feedback, noting sufferers say things like red meat, alcohol, and soda make symptoms worse. Alice Oglethorpe, Woman's Day, "6 Common Triggers for Rheumatoid Arthritis Flares," 7 Dec. 2020 Black Pumas are red meat for Grammy voters: edgy yet polished, toeing the line between retro and modern in a way that the Recording Academy loves to reward. Los Angeles Times, "How did Black Pumas go from busking to Grammy faves? Practice, sure, and the right song," 11 Dec. 2020 While there has been an overall improvement in dietary risk factors in Europe, in part because of the growing popularity of veganism, the region is still responsible for 3.4% of all deaths from red meat consumption, the report said. Jess Shankleman,, "Eating Less Beef Can Save Lives and Help Climate, Lancet Says," 2 Dec. 2020 The university-wide tantrum at Nebraska following the Big Ten’s announcement to shutdown fall sports isn’t merely performative red meat being thrown to the base. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Nebraska bailing out on Big Ten may be more than bluster," 13 Aug. 2020 Despite advice from doctors to lose weight, Trump has eschewed exercise and continued to favor fatty foods and red meat. Author: Toluse Olorunnipa, Michael Kranish, Anchorage Daily News, "Biden and Trump have questioned the other’s physical and mental fitness. Here’s what we know about their health.," 25 Oct. 2020 Eat dairy and red meat in moderation, and incorporate several vegetarian meals each week with beans and/or legumes as the base of the main dish. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, "What Is the Mediterranean Diet? Dietitians Explain How to Follow This Healthy Eating Plan," 22 Oct. 2020 Beyond red meat: Impossible Burger maker is hiring more than 100 scientists to develop meatless steak, fish and more. Taylor Kate Brown,, "Bay Briefing: Why Sonoma is the only Bay Area county still under tight restrictions," 21 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of red meat

1792, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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7 Jan 2021

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“Red meat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of red meat

: meat that is red when it is raw

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