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[fawrs-meet, fohrs-]
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noun Cookery.
  1. a mixture of finely chopped and seasoned foods, usually containing egg white, meat or fish, etc., used as a stuffing or served alone.
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Also farcemeat.

Origin of forcemeat

1680–90; force, variant of obsolete farce stuffing + meat
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Related Words for forcemeat

stuffing, filling, forcemeat

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British Dictionary definitions for forcemeat


  1. a mixture of chopped or minced ingredients used for stuffingAlso called: farce, farcemeat
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Word Origin for forcemeat

C17: from force (see farce) + meat
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Word Origin and History for forcemeat


also force-meat, "mincemeat," 1680s, from force "to stuff," a variant of farce (q.v.) + meat.

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