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 The ingredients used in the stuffing often will require a little pre-cooking, especially when using bacon, one of the more popular options. Chuck Blount,, "Chuck’s Food Shack: How to make stuffed burgers at home," 8 June 2020 Turns out, my family wasn’t impressed with my personal menu of boxed Stove Top stuffing and cranberry sauce for dinner four nights a week, accompanied by a side of Pillsbury flaky layer biscuits and frozen spinach. Brionna Jimerson, Glamour, "The Perfectly Creamy One-Bowl Cornbread Recipe That Lifts My Spirits," 5 June 2020 Full of Tempur-Pedic stuffing, this bear is soft and squishy enough to double as an extra pillow. Tessa Bahoosh, USA TODAY, "10 things you didn't know you could get at Tempur-Pedic," 3 June 2020 SmileyHugs are hand sewn, embroidered and needle-felted in a rustic style using eco-friendly, high quality 100% merino wool felt, 100% wool felt stuffing and 100% cotton thread. oregonlive, "10 ways to calm people and pets during a pandemic: Oregon-made SmileyHugs comfort," 12 May 2020 This is a common strategy known as credential stuffing and takes advantage of people who reuse passwords and usernames. NBC News, "Passwords and email addresses for thousands of Zoom accounts are for sale on the dark web," 3 Apr. 2020 Garlic, chives and onion Found in many festive foods like gravy, stuffing and sausages, all Allium species are poisonous to dogs. Htv National Desk, Houston Chronicle, "10 Christmas hazards all pet owners should be aware of," 12 Dec. 2019 Paul complements his special holiday roast with broccoli, red wine gravy, roasted Brussels sprouts with chestnuts, vegetarian stuffing and — as a special reminder of his childhood in Liverpool — a big pile of carrot and turnip mash. Phil Boucher,, "Paul McCartney Dishes on His Vegetarian Holiday Meal Inspired by His Late Wife Linda," 3 Dec. 2019 The Holiday Turkey & Stuffing Panini is served on ciabatta bread toasted with turkey breast, cranberry-herb stuffing and gravy. Doreen Christensen,, "Get in the holiday spirit with a free drink at Starbucks today," 21 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of stuffing

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stuffing was in the 15th century

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18 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Stuffing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of stuffing

: soft material that is used to fill a pillow, cushion, etc.
: a seasoned mixture of food that is put inside another food and cooked


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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