a calorie whose source has little or no nutritional value: Junk food has only empty calories.
IS YOUR VOCABULARY AS STRONG AS A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT? TRY THIS QUIZ TO SEE!
It may seem like fun and games but this quiz that uses vocab from popular stories will determine how much you know.
Question 1 of 10
Origin of empty calorie
An Americanism dating back to 1965–70
Words nearby empty calorie
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Example sentences from the Web for empty calorie
After missing that mark with the empty-calorie fluff of Salem, WGN is nailing it with Manhattan.WGN’s ‘Manhattan’ Is Summer’s Best New Show. But Will Anyone Watch?|Kevin Fallon|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Latino groups hate it, and it does seem like an empty-calorie kind of bill, I have to say.Michael Tomasky on Mitt Romney’s Doomed Immigration Gambit|Michael Tomasky|April 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST