- the portion of the loin of beef in front of the rump.
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.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
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 and History 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.