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 Steaks range from a 10-ounce, 14-day aged strip steak for $55, to $190 for a 12-ounce A5 Japanese Wagyu sirloin skinny cut. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Chef Richard Blais-helmed Ember & Rye restaurant opens in Carlsbad," 19 Mar. 2021 Beef sirloin steak and mushrooms combine in a thick, creamy sauce made from sour cream and flour. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "6 Beef Stroganoff Recipes for You to Enjoy the Comforting Dish at Home," 19 Mar. 2021 The entrées include filet mignon, Atlantic salmon, teriyaki sirloin, with an option to add lobster tail. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "5 things to know in Milwaukee food and drink news this week," 7 Mar. 2021 From that grill came a lamb sirloin sliced in ruby sections with a sear that carried the folksy twang of mesquite, set off by a vibrant herbal chimichurri ($31). Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Downtown San Antonio's 2 newest restaurants, Landrace at the Thompson San Antonio hotel and Pinkerton's Barbecue, open strong," 4 Mar. 2021 Inspired by the Chinese-American restaurant staple, this delicious steak recipe stars thinly sliced sirloin or strip steak marinated in a spicy soy, lime, and sesame sauce. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, "Beef and Broccoli," 3 Mar. 2021 The event was held under a giant tent, with a menu that included supreme of seafood Neptune — an elaborate seafood salad — roast sirloin and strawberry mousse. Washington Post, "Henry Haller, longest-serving White House executive chef, dies at 97," 19 Dec. 2020 More than 20 entrees are available for $11.99 or less including top sirloin steak and grilled salmon. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "Takeout for two: 50-plus D-FW restaurants offering Valentine’s Day specials," 4 Feb. 2021 Mix raisins, ground sirloin, diced onion, egg white, cinnamon and cumin together. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Meatballs, couscous meal offers subtle, fresh flavors," 16 Nov. 2020

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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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27 Mar 2021

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“Sirloin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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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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