sirloin

noun sir·loin \ ˈsər-ˌlȯin \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

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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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


SIRLOIN Defined for English Language Learners

sirloin

noun

Definition of sirloin for English Language Learners

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


SIRLOIN Defined for Kids

sirloin

noun sir·loin \ ˈsər-ˌlȯin \

Definition of sirloin for Students

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


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