dead meat


Slang. a person or thing that is dead, doomed, or beyond recovery.

Origin of dead meat

First recorded in 1860–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for dead meat

pushover, toast, vulnerable, lamb, sinecure

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Historical Examples of dead meat

  • The trade in live sheep and swine, which was formerly important, has mostly been converted into a dead-meat trade.

  • In the dead-meat trade there has now sprung up a new trade and almost a new race of men.

  • It will be seen by the following table that the dead-meat trade has become one of the great institutions of the country.

  • All wrong doubtless; but something should be allowed to one whose ancestors were called ‘dead-meat eaters’ in the Shastras.

    Gipsy Life

    George Smith