stuff·​ing ˈstə-fiŋ How to pronounce stuffing (audio)
: material used to stuff or fill: such as
: a soft material (such as cotton or polyester) used to fill upholstered furniture, cushions, bedding, etc.
: 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

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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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Stuffing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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stuff·​ing ˈstəf-iŋ How to pronounce stuffing (audio)
: material used to stuff something
especially : a seasoned mixture used to stuff meat or poultry

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