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  1. Chiefly British. a rump roast of beef, especially one taken from the crown of the rump.
  2. silversides.
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Origin of silverside

First recorded in 1810–20; silver + side1
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Examples from the Web for silverside

Historical Examples

  • It would be a tremendous triumph for Silverside to beat Workington.

    For the School Colours

    Angela Brazil

  • Their elation over their successes did not tend to promote the unity of Silverside.

  • They won ever so many matches, and the Silverside Club did so badly.

  • Every pupil of Silverside now prided herself upon her manners.

  • She's very much interested in Silverside—I've told her so much about it.

British Dictionary definitions for silverside


  1. British and NZ a coarse cut of beef below the aitchbone and above the leg
  2. Also called: silversides any small marine or freshwater teleost fish of the family Atherinidae, related to the grey mullets: includes the jacksmelt
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