chipped beef

  1. very thin slices or shavings of dried, smoked beef, often served in a cream sauce.

Origin of chipped beef

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60

Words Nearby chipped beef Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use chipped beef in a sentence

  • Take any piece of veal and slice it as thin as possible in small irregular slices like chipped beef.

  • "Cold cornbread, dried apples and chipped beef," replied Miss Ri with gravity.

    Talbot's Angles | Amy E. Blanchard
  • Olga creamed some chipped beef, toasted bread, and made tea, adding a few cakes that she had bought on the way home.

    The Torch Bearer | I. T. Thurston
  • The maid came in complaining, "I can't get no extra milk to make chipped beef for supper."

    Main Street | Sinclair Lewis
  • The breakfast consisted of creamed chipped beef, potatoes and hot corn bread, topped off with apple pie.

    The Battleship Boys at Sea | Frank Gee Patchin