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/ mit /



    piece of meat, Slang.
    1. a person regarded merely as a sex object.
    2. a person, as a prizefighter or laborer, regarded merely as a strong or useful physical specimen.

Origin of meat

before 900; Middle English, Old English mete food, cognate with Old High German maz, Old Norse matr, Gothic mats

Related forms

meat·less, adjective

Can be confused

meat meet Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for meat

British Dictionary definitions for meat


/ (miːt) /


Derived Forms

meatless, adjective

Word Origin for meat

Old English mete; related to Old High German maz food, Old Saxon meti, Gothic mats
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Idioms and Phrases with meat


In addition to the idioms beginning with meat

  • meat and drink to one
  • meat and potatoes

also see:

  • beat the meat
  • one's man's meat is another man's poison
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