fatback

[ fat-bak ]
/ ˈfætˌbæk /

noun

Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. the fat and fat meat from the upper part of a side of pork, usually cured by salt.
a menhaden.
the bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix.
a mullet.

Nearby words

  1. fatalist,
  2. fatalistic,
  3. fatality,
  4. fatality rate,
  5. fatally,
  6. fatbody,
  7. fate,
  8. fate map,
  9. fate worse than death, a,
  10. fated

Origin of fatback

An Americanism dating back to 1700–10; fat + back1

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British Dictionary definitions for fatback

fatback

/ (ˈfætˌbæk) /

noun

the fat, usually salted, from the upper part of a side of pork
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Word Origin and History for fatback

fatback

n.

1903, from fat + back (n.). So called because taken from the back of the animal.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper