- the portion of the loin of beef in front of the rump.
Origin of sirloin
Examples from the Web for sirloin
Contemporary Examples of sirloin
When you want a steak and want it done right, hail a cab and head to this Upper East Side sirloin staple.Fresh Picks by François Payard
March 3, 2011
Add 1/3 of mixture to sirloin in another bowl; marinate for 10 minutes and sauté the beef.A Korean New Year's Day Menu
February 10, 2011
For the best burgers, Raichlen suggests using a flavorful cut of meat, like sirloin or chuck.What to Eat: Fourth of July
June 29, 2010
Skip the sirloin or prime rib; instead, order the filet and a baked potato with sour cream and chives.Gal With a Suitcase
December 5, 2009
Historical Examples of sirloin
These should be cooked like sirloin, and served with the same accompaniments.The Skilful Cook
Mr. Cahill insisted on sirloin, but admitted that he had made a mistake later on.Howards End
E. M. Forster
A sirloin was set before him, on which he laid to as lustily as any beef-eater.
Why, he sat at the bottom of the table, and carved the sirloin.
Now the lady had decided on a sirloin steak, thank goodness.Jerry's Charge Account
Hazel Hutchins Wilson
- a prime cut of beef from the loin, esp the upper part
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.