sir·​loin | \ˈsər-ˌlȯin \

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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Farm Field Table offers sirloin bavette, which is similar to flank steak. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "How to buy the perfect steak for Dad this Father's Day," 15 June 2018 Grilled chicken, blackened salmon, shrimp or grilled prime sirloin are optional. Carolina Gusman,, "Salad takes center stage in May at local restaurants for National Salad Month," 24 May 2018 While Zimmer and Guenther built good defenses with big help from lesser picks and free agents, Dalton has had top sirloin around him from Day 1. Paul Daugherty,, "Daugherty: Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis is a victim of his own success," 4 Jan. 2018 Steak & White Cheddar Panini This hoagie roll filled with beef sirloin tip, white cheddar cheese, and horseradish sauce contains 940 calories, 48 grams of fat, 79 grams of carb with 5 as fiber, and 46 grams of protein., "The 4 Healthiest Menu Items at Panera Bread (Plus 3 Things to Avoid)," 13 July 2018 Each sirloin comes with one side and a house salad. Emily Bloch,, "Fourth of July starts early in Davie," 26 June 2018 For $25 per person, choose from fish tacos, roasted shrimp, black Angus sirloin or bone-in pork chop. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "Savor Midtown offers dinner bargains in Broad Ripple," 12 June 2018 Prices: Start at $4 for sides, $5 for soup, $8 for salads, $9 for appetizers, $14 for Cajun Chicken Pasta, $22 for Yellow Perch, $23 for sirloin, pork chops at $25, filet mignon at $29 and bottles of rose at $40. Patrick Z. Mcgavin, Post-Tribune, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs and NWI: Lighthouse Restaurant in Cedar Lake," 9 July 2018 Bagale likes a mix of short rib, chuck, and sirloin. Natalie B. Compton, GQ, "How to Cook a Hamburger Like a Chef," 26 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of sirloin

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


sir·​loin | \ˈsər-ˌlȯin \

Kids Definition of sirloin

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

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