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chipped beef

very thin slices or shavings of dried, smoked beef, often served in a cream sauce.
Origin of chipped beef
An Americanism dating back to 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He unrolled a napkin and disclosed about half a pound of chipped beef.

    The Camp in the Snow William Murray Graydon
  • We're going to have the remains of the chipped beef and dried apples for dinner.

    Talbot's Angles Amy E. Blanchard
  • The child should first take a half-pound of chipped beef and tear it into small pieces, removing all strings and fat.

    Cookery for Little Girls Olive Hyde Foster
  • There were blankets there and some camp utensils, and a box containing crackers, cheese, and chipped beef.

    The Rover Boys In The Mountains

    Arthur M. Winfield
  • The toast was crisp and yellow, the butter fresh, and the shavings of chipped beef crimson and tender.


    Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • The bag was soon filled with bread, cheese, crackers and chipped beef, and then Dale tied it fast to the end of a hockey stick.

    The Putnam Hall Rebellion Arthur M. Winfield
  • This dried beef is good either when cut in thin slices and fried or made up in the various ways in which "chipped beef" is used.

    In Pastures Green Peter McArthur
  • Put a tablespoonful of butter in a frying pan, add cup of chipped beef cut fine and brown it in the butter, then add cup of water.

  • Take any piece of veal and slice it as thin as possible in small irregular slices like chipped beef.

  • "Cold cornbread, dried apples and chipped beef," replied Miss Ri with gravity.

    Talbot's Angles Amy E. Blanchard

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