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

Examples of sirloin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pair with a main course of sirloin or even wild game—roasted rabbit or boar. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 22 May 2022 Breakfast favorites, fresh fruit, pastries, salads, seafood newburg, baked ham, chicken francaise, penne alla vodka, green bean almondine, risotto, sirloin and desserts. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 26 Apr. 2022 Food includes breakfast favorites, salmon, cod, sirloin, farfalle, antipasto, salads and desserts. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 26 Apr. 2022 More formally known as Jjapaguri, Ram-don is a hybrid dish of packaged ramen and udon noodles, combined with high-quality steak (like sirloin). Esra Erol, Bon Appétit, 24 Mar. 2022 Entrees include sirloin, lamb, pork loin, ham, prime rib, salmon, St. Thomas tuna, seafood primavera, chicken a la vodka and blackened chicken. Susan Dunne,, 28 Mar. 2022 Interval will also be serving up beverages and bites, including pork belly musubi and smoked sirloin sliders. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 24 Mar. 2022 According to a Texas Roadhouse news release, each participant received 30 to 40 pounds of beef, consisting of one sirloin, one filet and one rib-eye to cut. Jeff Vorva,, 14 Mar. 2022 DePasquale Red Sauce and Meatballs are a bit more of a production, featuring a sauce cooked for two hours by itself before the ground sirloin meatballs are simmered in it for another two hours. Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2021 See More

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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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“Sirloin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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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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