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meatball

[ meet-bawl ]
/ ˈmitˌbɔl /
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noun

Cooking. a small ball of ground meat, especially beef, often mixed with breadcrumbs, seasonings, etc., before cooking.
Slang. an awkward, clumsy, or ineffectual person.

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Origin of meatball

First recorded in 1830–40; meat + ball1
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British Dictionary definitions for meatball

meatball
/ (ˈmiːtˌbɔːl) /

noun

minced beef, shaped into a ball before cooking
US and Canadian slang a stupid or boring person
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