stuffing

noun
stuff·​ing | \ˈstə-fiŋ \

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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Synonyms for stuffing

Synonyms

fill, filler, filling, padding, wadding

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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

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Use the turkey gizzards and neck bone to make stock and stuffing. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Roast a Turkey if You've Never Done It Before," 20 Nov. 2018 In the end, all that wine, pie, and stuffing will be worth it. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "The Best Times To Travel For Thanksgiving 2018," 16 Nov. 2018 All of the pieces coming from BelkaUA are made to order, lined with felt and filled with hypo-allergenic polyester stuffing. Collier Sutter, House Beautiful, "You'll Be Dreaming Of This 'Nightmare Before Christmas' Mobile, Even If You Don't Have Kids," 2 Oct. 2018 The Interior Ministry said the June 10 blaze was confined to a storage unit holding the electronic machinery introduced in the election to speed up the vote count and protect against ballot stuffing, and insisted the ballots were secure. Washington Post, "Iraq set for election recount to salvage tainted result," 21 June 2018 The Interior Ministry said the June 10 blaze was confined to a storage unit holding the electronic machinery introduced in the election to speed up the vote count and protect against ballot stuffing, and insisted the ballots were secure. Philip Issa, Fox News, "Iraq set for election recount to salvage tainted result," 21 June 2018 Check out MetroParent's Fall Farm Guide for some examples of family-friendly destinations for pumpkin bowling, scarecrow-stuffing and caramel apple-making. Tara Clark, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A fright-free Halloween: How to celebrate with your child with special needs," 9 Oct. 2017 Serves: 4 / Prep time: 30 minutes / Total time: 45 minutes Serve Hashweh as a side dish, stuffing, with eggs or hummus. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Restaurant of the Year Classic: Three simple Lebanese recipes from Phoenicia," 11 Feb. 2018 Mexico's second goal could have knocked the stuffing out of South Korea as Hernandez cut inside his marker and scuffed a finish past a helpless Cho, but still the 2002 semi finalists continued to fight and attempt to mount a comeback. SI.com, "South Korea 1-2 Mexico: El Tri Put One Foot in Last 16 Despite Late Screamer From Son," 23 June 2018

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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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stuffing

noun

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

stuffing

noun
stuff·​ing | \ˈstə-fiŋ \

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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