stuffing

play
noun stuff·ing \ˈstə-fiŋ\

Definition of stuffing

  1. :  material used to stuff or fill: such asa :  a soft material (such as cotton or polyester) used to fill upholstered furniture, cushions, bedding, etc.b :  a seasoned mixture (as of bread crumbs, vegetables, and butter) that is typically placed inside the cavity of a turkey, pepper, etc. and cooked

Examples of stuffing in a Sentence

  1. Would you like more stuffing?

  2. never heard of using goose down as stuffing for comforters until she moved to a cold climate

Recent Examples of stuffing from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'stuffing'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of stuffing

15th century



STUFFING Defined for English Language Learners

stuffing

play
noun

Definition of stuffing for English Language Learners

  • : soft material that is used to fill a pillow, cushion, etc.

  • : a seasoned mixture of food that is put inside another food and cooked


STUFFING Defined for Kids

stuffing

play
noun stuff·ing \ˈstə-fiŋ\

Definition of stuffing for Students

  1. 1 :  a mixture (as of bread crumbs and seasonings) used to stuff a food (as meat or a vegetable)

  2. 2 :  material used in filling up something The stuffing is coming out of our couch.



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up stuffing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by lack of plan or order

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!