sirloin

play
noun sir·loin \ˈsər-ˌlȯin\

Definition of sirloin

  1. :  a cut of meat and especially of beef from the part of the hindquarter just in front of the round — see beef illustration

Origin and Etymology of sirloin

alteration of earlier surloin, modification of Middle French surlonge, from sur over (from Latin super) + loigne, longe loin — more at over, loin


First Known Use: 1554


SIRLOIN Defined for English Language Learners

sirloin

play
noun sir·loin \ˈsər-ˌlȯin\

Definition of sirloin for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of beef from the lower back area of a cow


SIRLOIN Defined for Kids

sirloin

play
noun sir·loin \ˈsər-ˌlȯin\

Definition of sirloin for Students

  1. :  a cut of beef taken from the part just in front of the rump


Learn More about sirloin


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sirloin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to strike by flicking the finger outward

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog-cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ