square meal


noun

a nourishing or filling meal: You'll feel better after you've had a square meal.

Nearby words

  1. square inch,
  2. square kilometer,
  3. square knot,
  4. square leg,
  5. square matrix,
  6. square meal, a,
  7. square measure,
  8. square meter,
  9. square mile,
  10. square millimeter

Origin of square meal

First recorded in 1830–40

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British Dictionary definitions for square meal

square meal

noun

a substantial meal consisting of enough food to satisfy
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