Dictionary.com

spareribs

[ spair-ribz ]
/ ˈspɛərˌrɪbz /
Save This Word!

noun (used with a plural verb)
a cut of meat from the rib section, especially of pork or beef, with some meat adhering to the bones.
a dish of this meat, usually baked, roasted, or barbecued with a pungent sauce.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!
Apostrophes can be tricky; prove you know the difference between "it’s" and "its" in this crafty quiz!
Question 1 of 8
On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.

Origin of spareribs

1590–1600; transposed variant of earlier ribspare<Middle Low German ribbespēr rib cut; compare obsolete spare a cut, slice
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use spareribs in a sentence

FEEDBACK