Origin of stuffing
- Baseball.the assortment of pitches that a pitcher uses in a game together with the ability to deliver them in the proper manner at the right speed to the desired spot: He saved his best stuff for the tougher hitters in the lineup.
- spin or speed imparted to a ball, as by a baseball pitcher, a bowler, or a tennis player: a pitch with plenty of stuff.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of stuff
Examples from the Web for stuffing
Contemporary Examples of stuffing
Roll the pork over the stuffing, like a jelly roll, until the seam is facing down and the fat back is on top.Make Carla Hall’s Roasted Pork Loin With Cranberries
December 24, 2014
Pizzacone tried to solve that problem for busy New Yorkers by stuffing sauce and toppings into a dough cone.The 21 Worst Food Ideas Ever
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He returns to these themes in Nine Inches, a collection of stories that unzips the American dream, and pulls out all the stuffing.This Week’s Hot Reads: Sept. 2, 2013
September 2, 2013
On the other hand, stuffing a traditional taco into a Dorito shell worked pretty damned well for the chain.Can This Waffle Save America?
August 8, 2013
Hot Dog History for Joey Chestnut Nothing says American pride like stuffing your face full of hot dogs.Fireworks Gone Wrong, Super Mario Proposal & More Viral Videos
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Historical Examples of stuffing
If he talks to you about it, tell him there isn't any stuffing in me to speak of.The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage
Charles G. D. Roberts
Reserve some of the stuffing to rub all over the outside of the meat.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
Fill the fowl with the stuffing, placing in the yolks and truffles.
Put the stuffing in the haddock, and fasten it with a small skewer.
Lay a little of the stuffing in each kidney and fold it over.
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for stuff
early 14c., "quilted material worn under chain mail," from Old French estoffe "quilted material, furniture, provisions" (Modern French étoffe), from estoffer "to equip or stock," which according to French sources is from Old High German stopfon "to plug, stuff," or from a related Frankish word (see stop), but OED has "strong objections" to this. Sense extended to material for working with in various trades (c.1400), then (1570s) "matter of an unspecified kind." Meaning "narcotic, dope, drug" is attested from 1929. To know (one's) stuff "have a grasp on a subject" is recorded from 1927.
mid-15c., "to cram full," from stuff (n.); earlier "to furnish a fort or army with men and stores" (c.1300). The ballot-box sense is attested from 1854, American English; in expressions of contempt and suggestive of bodily orifices, it dates from 1952. Stuffing "seasoned mixture used to stuff fowls before cooking" is from 1530s. Stuffed in reference to garments, "padded with stuffing" is from mid-15c.; hence stuffed shirt "pompous, ineffectual person" (1913).
In addition to the idioms beginning with stuff
- stuff and nonsense
- stuffed shirt
- stuff it
- stuff one's face
- stuff the ballot box
- get stuffed
- hot number (stuff)
- kid stuff
- know one's stuff
- strut one's stuff