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noun Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.

salt pork and bacon taken from the sides of a hog.

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Origin of side meat

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for side meat

side meat

noun

US informal salt pork or bacon
C19: so called because it comes from the side of the pig
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