spareribs

[ spair-ribz ]

noun(used with a plural verb)
  1. a cut of meat from the rib section, especially of pork or beef, with some meat adhering to the bones.

  2. a dish of this meat, usually baked, roasted, or barbecued with a pungent sauce.

Origin of spareribs

1
1590–1600; transposed variant of earlier ribspare<Middle Low German ribbespēr rib cut; compare obsolete spare a cut, slice

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How to use spareribs in a sentence

  • The ribs inside this cut, when cut from underneath, are sold as spareribs.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • The spareribs give the cabbage a very pleasing flavor and at the same time supply nourishment to the dish.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • He reflected a moment, studying the spareribs, which had just arrived.

    The Salamander | Owen Johnson
  • Or look around to see if any of the party or the pack was rolling down over the spareribs of that ghastly skeleton.

    Tenting To-night | Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • I's got a taste o' dese heah spareribs an' sausages, an' I ain't gwine take no medicine.

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