Origin of sirloin
Examples from the Web for sirloin
When you want a steak and want it done right, hail a cab and head to this Upper East Side sirloin staple.
Add 1/3 of mixture to sirloin in another bowl; marinate for 10 minutes and sauté the beef.
For the best burgers, Raichlen suggests using a flavorful cut of meat, like sirloin or chuck.
Skip the sirloin or prime rib; instead, order the filet and a baked potato with sour cream and chives.
But fortunately he had brought along with him a 206 sirloin steak, which, broiled, made a very satisfactory dinner.Short Stories of the New America|Various
Still it can hardly be expected that for fifteen cents a large plate of sirloin can be furnished.Ben, the Luggage Boy;|Horatio Alger
Morley went to a restaurant and ordered a sirloin and a pint of inexpensive Chateau Breuille.The Trimmed Lamp|O. Henry
Sirloin, sėr′loin, n. the loin or upper part of the loin of beef.
It is interesting in this connection to recall the story which has been told regarding the origin of the word "sirloin."The Community Cook Book|Anonymous
Word Origin for sirloin
English spelling with sir- dates from 1620s, by folk-etymology supposed to be because the cut of beef was "knighted" by an English king for its superiority, a tale variously told of Henry VIII, James I, and Charles II. The story dates to 1655.