- something that is left; residue.
- leavings, leftovers or remains; refuse.
Origin of leaving
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Examples from the Web for leavings
These leavings were conveyed to the market cellars and there sorted.The Fat and the Thin
Do, do me a favor and let me send you up a can of the leavings every night.Dreamers of the Ghetto
I reckon the Master figure it to the last bite because they was no leavings over.Slave Narratives, Oklahoma
For the next forty years, those who remained had been living on leavings.The Cosmic Computer
Henry Beam Piper
As for Spencer coming back to me, do you think I want her leavings?Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903
Lucy Maud Montgomery
- something remaining, such as food on a plate, residue, refuse, etc
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