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[mee-tee] /ˈmi ti/
adjective, meatier, meatiest.
of or like meat.
abounding in meat.
rich in content or thought-provoking matter; full of substance:
a meaty topic for discussion.
Origin of meaty
First recorded in 1780-90; meat + -y1
Related forms
meatily, adverb
meatiness, noun Unabridged
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  • Ox Heart is very commonly used as a class name for the large, meaty varieties of cherries which are cordate in shape.

    The Cherries of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • The skins of which it was made exhaled a smoky, meaty smell.

    IT and Other Stories Gouverneur Morris
  • He divided the grouse so that one part had the meaty breast and legs, and the other the back and wings.

    The Quirt B.M. Bower
  • If this brook has a fish that's as meaty as you are, I've never seen him.

    The Tale of Master Meadow Mouse Arthur Scott Bailey
  • Captain Candage offered no rejoinder to that terse and meaty summing up.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
British Dictionary definitions for meaty


adjective meatier, meatiest
of, relating to, or full of meat: a meaty stew
heavily built; fleshy or brawny
full of import or interest: a meaty discussion
(Judaism) another word for fleishik
Derived Forms
meatily, adverb
meatiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for meaty

"full of meat," 1787, from meat (n.) + -y (2). Figurative sense "full of substance" is from 1881. Related: Meatiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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