sir·​loin | \ ˈsər-ˌlȯin How to pronounce sirloin (audio) \

Definition of sirloin

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Pork chops, lamb and certain types of steak like New York strips, top sirloin, skirt steaks and chunks of beef work really well, too. Chuck Blount,, "Marinating meat: myth vs. fact," 28 Oct. 2019 In addition to the turkey and ribeye, the Thanksgiving menu options include cranberry-apple braised chicken, roasted sirloin, spaghetti squash gratin, spiced citrus baked fish, and roasted vegetable risotto., "This Mass. nonprofit makes Thanksgiving feasts for people with dietary restrictions - The Boston Globe," 27 Nov. 2019 Follow it up with a Wagyu sirloin, medium rare, and feel your conscience explode. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "The Intoxicating History of Gin," 2 Dec. 2019 Meal includes an 8-ounce top sirloin with mashed potatoes, fresh broccoli with garlic butter and a non-alcoholic beverage. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "Here are more than 150 Veterans Day deals for the Nov. 11 holiday," 11 Nov. 2019 Eye of round, top round, bottom round, top sirloin, and tenderloin are examples of leaner cuts of beef. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Beef: Here's why it's leaner than ever and a source for several nutrients," 2 Nov. 2019 Note: The marinade works best with New York strip steaks, top sirloin, flank or skirt steaks., "Recipe: Best Steak Marinade," 28 Oct. 2019 Australian sirloin avoids the 30 percent tariff rates that Texan cuts still pay in Japan. Shannon O'neil | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Free Trade Is Expanding, Just Not With the U.S.," 7 Oct. 2019 Customers who order more than $20 worth of food from the restaurant using delivery service DoorDash can get a free 6 ounce sirloin with one side. Trevor Fraser,, "Free steak delivered from Outback," 25 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of sirloin

1554, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sirloin

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

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The first known use of sirloin was in 1554

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1 Feb 2020

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“Sirloin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sirloin

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


sir·​loin | \ ˈsər-ˌlȯin How to pronounce sirloin (audio) \

Kids Definition of sirloin

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

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