stuff·​ing | \ ˈstə-fiŋ How to pronounce stuffing (audio) \

Definition of stuffing

: material used to stuff or fill: such as
a : 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

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Examples of stuffing in a Sentence

Would you like more stuffing? never heard of using goose down as stuffing for comforters until she moved to a cold climate
Recent Examples on the Web But there’s little chance of getting this stuffing back in the turkey. Nick Canepacolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 July 2022 Keep in mind that pork chops aren't the only pork cuts worth stuffing! Sheena Chihak, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 July 2022 While your taste buds may be looking forward to your aunt's famous stuffing recipe and multiple slices of your cousin's pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving Day isn't just about seconds and thirds of your favorite autumnal classics. Elizabeth Berry, Woman's Day, 22 July 2022 So find your best Christmas stockings (or general stockings for decor) and get to stuffing (and gifting)! Mariah Thomas, Good Housekeeping, 12 July 2022 This strategy worked for a while, but Google got smart and does not currently reward keyword stuffing. Asad Kausar, Forbes, 21 June 2022 From healthy chicken meatballs to spicy pork meatballs to balls made out of leftover Thanksgiving stuffing, these are the best meatball recipes for any night of the week. Gabriella Vigoreaux, Good Housekeeping, 23 July 2022 The tan vinyl on the passenger seat was torn, and much of the stuffing had fallen away, exposing the internal springs. Brett Berk, Car and Driver, 3 June 2022 After a pair is completed and returned for stuffing and processing, volunteers will pack finished sets up for distribution to those in need. cleveland, 5 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of stuffing

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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6 Aug 2022

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“Stuffing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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stuff·​ing | \ ˈstə-fiŋ How to pronounce stuffing (audio) \

Kids Definition of stuffing

1 : a mixture (as of bread crumbs and seasonings) used to stuff a food (as meat or a vegetable)
2 : material used in filling up something The stuffing is coming out of our couch.

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