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warmed-over

[wawrmd-oh-ver] /ˈwɔrmdˈoʊ vər/
adjective
1.
(of cooked foods) heated again:
warmed-over stew.
2.
reworked or repeated without enthusiasm or introduction of new ideas; stale:
a warmed-over version of an old show.
Origin of warmed-over
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90
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Historical Examples
  • This may be warmed over, and is better the second day than the first.

    The Golden Age Cook Book Henrietta Latham Dwight
  • Beans keep, and, hot or cold or warmed over, they are never to be despised.

    Dwellers in Arcady

    Albert Bigelow Paine
  • All sat down to the roast turkey, and Amanda warmed over the vegetables.

    The Peterkin Papers Lucretia P Hale
  • While the Indians ate their food, warmed over the fire, he ate his cold from his pocket.

    The Border Watch Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Roasts may be warmed over by setting in pan of hot water in the oven.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • All sat down to the roast turkey; and Amanda warmed over the vegetables.

    The Peterkin Papers Lucretia P. Hale
  • But spiritual experiences cannot be warmed over—they must be new every day.

    The Next of Kin Nellie L. McClung
  • If anything was brought that could be warmed over and made more nourishing, Sister Cherubina never grudged the trouble.

  • Dinner: warmed over lamb stew, baked apples, cocoa, cold biscuits.

    One Way Out William Carleton
  • There can be no deception, and no opportunity to serve up slices that have been warmed over from a previously cooked joint.

    How to Travel Thomas W. Knox
Slang definitions & phrases for warmed over

warmed over

adjective phrase

Derivative and only slightly changed; revived unimaginatively: The president, he wrote, had ''offered the poor the Protestant Ethic warmed over''/ out of the mouths of bunnies and gulls, some warmed-over Gibran (1970+)

Related Terms

look like death warmed over

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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