sirloin

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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 Medieval 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

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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

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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



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