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adjective, meat·i·er, meat·i·est.
  1. of or like meat.
  2. abounding in meat.
  3. rich in content or thought-provoking matter; full of substance: a meaty topic for discussion.

Origin of meaty

First recorded in 1780–90; meat + -y1
Related formsmeat·i·ly, adverbmeat·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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adjective meatier or meatiest
  1. of, relating to, or full of meata meaty stew
  2. heavily built; fleshy or brawny
  3. full of import or interesta meaty discussion
  4. Judaism another word for fleishik
Derived Formsmeatily, adverbmeatiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for meaty

"full of meat," 1787, from meat (n.) + -y (2). Figurative sense "full of substance" is from 1881. Related: Meatiness.

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