boiled dinner

noun Northern and North Midland U.S.

a meal of meat and vegetables, as of corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes, prepared by boiling.

Nearby words

  1. boilable,
  2. boileau,
  3. boileau-despréaux,
  4. boileau-despréaux, nicolas,
  5. boiled,
  6. boiled dressing,
  7. boiled oil,
  8. boiled shirt,
  9. boiled sweet,
  10. boiler

Origin of boiled dinner

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019