Monday, January 17, 2011
Definitions for offal
- The edible internal parts of an animal, such as the heart, liver, and tongue.
- Dead or decomposing organic matter.
- Refuse; rubbish.
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Citations for offal
My father's fee for killing a pig was, I believe, half-a-crown, plus the offal.
Younger generations developed an aversion to their grandpa's "chocolate," and some households began serving two separate dinners, one with offal for the elders and another offal-free for the youngsters.
Origin of offal
Offal is a combination of off and fall, referring to parts fallen or cut off.