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gravy

[ grey-vee ]
/ ˈgreɪ vi /
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noun, plural gra·vies.

the fat and juices that drip from cooking meat, often thickened, seasoned, flavored, etc., and used as a sauce for meat, potatoes, rice, etc.
Slang.
  1. profit or money easily obtained or received unexpectedly.
  2. money illegally or dishonestly acquired, especially through graft.
something advantageous or valuable that is received or obtained as a benefit beyond what is due or expected.

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Origin of gravy

1350–1400; 1905–10 for def. 2; Middle English gravé, gravey<Old French gravé, perhaps misreading of grané (compare grain spice) <Latin granātus full of grains. See grain, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for gravy

gravy
/ (ˈɡreɪvɪ) /

noun plural -vies

  1. the juices that exude from meat during cooking
  2. the sauce made by thickening and flavouring such juices
slang money or gain acquired with little effort, esp above that needed for ordinary living
slang wonderful; excellentit's all gravy

Word Origin for gravy

C14: from Old French gravé, of uncertain origin
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