stewed

[ stood, styood ]
/ stud, styud /

adjective

cooked by simmering or slow boiling, as food.
Slang. intoxicated; drunk.

Origin of stewed

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at stew1, -ed2

Related forms

un·stewed, adjective

Definition for stewed (2 of 2)

stew

1
[ stoo, styoo ]
/ stu, styu /

verb (used with object)

to cook (food) by simmering or slow boiling.

verb (used without object)

noun

Origin of stew

1
1350–1400; Middle English stewen, stuwen to take a sweat bath < Middle French estuver, verbal derivative of estuve sweat room of a bath; see stove1

Related forms

stew·a·ble, adjective

Synonym study

1. See boil1.
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British Dictionary definitions for stewed (1 of 3)

stewed

/ (stjuːd) /

adjective

(of meat, fruit, etc) cooked by stewing
British (of tea) having a bitter taste through having been left to infuse for too long
a slang word for drunk (def. 1)

British Dictionary definitions for stewed (2 of 3)

stew

1
/ (stjuː) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for stew

C14 stuen to take a very hot bath, from Old French estuver, from Vulgar Latin extūfāre (unattested), from ex- 1 + (unattested) tūfus vapour, from Greek tuphos

British Dictionary definitions for stewed (3 of 3)

stew

2
/ (stjuː) /

noun British

a fishpond or fishtank
an artificial oyster bed

Word Origin for stew

C14: from Old French estui, from estoier to shut up, confine, ultimately from Latin studium study
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Idioms and Phrases with stewed

stew


In addition to the idiom beginning with stew

  • stew in one's own juice

also see:

  • in a stew
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