[red-ee-miks, -miks]
  1. a commercial preparation in which the principal ingredients have already been mixed for easy use: a novice cook's reliance on ready-mixes.
  1. Also read·y-mixed. being a ready-mix; consisting of ingredients that are already mixed: ready-mix pancakes.

Origin of ready-mix

First recorded in 1945–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for ready-mix


  1. (modifier) consisting of ingredients blended in advance, esp of food that is ready to cook or eat after addition of milk or watera ready-mix cake
  2. concrete that is mixed before or during delivery to a building site
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