square meal

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

Origin of square meal

First recorded in 1830–40

Words Nearby square meal

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How to use square meal in a sentence

  • Every one made a splendid square meal; but Bedstemor took the prize for appetite.

    Katharine Frensham | Beatrice Harraden
  • The Cetonia-larva is a square meal in itself, one large dish, which has to retain a suitable freshness until the end.

    More Hunting Wasps | J. Henri Fabre

British Dictionary definitions for square meal

square meal

  1. a substantial meal consisting of enough food to satisfy

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