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 Placeres said all three restaurants will be making a total of 100 complete meals - turkey, ham, potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce (with a Spanish twist) - to local families. Steve Smith,, "MofonGo opens in Windsor," 18 Sep. 2020 Add another layer of lettuce, the remaining turkey, cranberry sauce, and top with the rest of the stuffing and the final slice of bread. cleveland, "‘Friends: The Official Cookbook’ is there for you with the Moist Maker, 'secret’ chocolate chip cookies and Oh. My. Gawd. pancakes," 15 Sep. 2020 Indulge in seasonal comfort foods like slow-roasted turkey and stuffing at the American Holiday Table, or opt for cheese fondue at the Bavaria Holiday Kitchen. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, "Disney World Will Still Be Magical This Christmas — but 2 Major Events Are Canceled," 9 Sep. 2020 Ahh, Thanksgiving Day—arguably the best holiday of the year, dedicated to spending time with family, eating your weight in the best roast turkey recipes and Grandma's famous stuffing recipes and perfecting your Thanksgiving table setting. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "32 Best Thanksgiving Bible Verses to Enjoy After (or During!) Your Turkey Dinner," 19 July 2020 November is like eating four sofa cushions made of congealed stuffing. Star Tribune, "Lileks: When does summer really end?," 28 Aug. 2020 Any grinder should have at least two plates for coarse and fine textures, along with a sausage-stuffing plate. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Things to Consider Before Buying a Meat Grinder," 21 Aug. 2020 Dinner includes turkey breast with cornbread stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy. Shanon Maglente, Good Housekeeping, "13 Places to Buy Fully Cooked Thanksgiving Dinner, Sides and Dessert," 20 Aug. 2020 Instagrammer @puppreviews was brave enough to try the pack and enjoyed most of the flavors — especially sweet potato pie — except for turkey and stuffing. Mary Honkus,, "Turkey Dinner-Flavored Candy Corn Is Now Available at Walgreens (Yes, Really)," 11 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of stuffing

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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22 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Stuffing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 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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