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
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|Carla Hall|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pizzacone tried to solve that problem for busy New Yorkers by stuffing sauce and toppings into a dough cone.
He returns to these themes in Nine Inches, a collection of stories that unzips the American dream, and pulls out all the stuffing.
On the other hand, stuffing a traditional taco into a Dorito shell worked pretty damned well for the chain.
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|The Daily Beast Video|July 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Sage, of course, would be very good with fat meat; put onion in the stuffing to make it imitate duck.
The moonlight is coming: come out, all of you who care more for scenery than stuffing!The Coward|Henry Morford
Cut holes in the beef, and put in the stuffing, leaving about half the stuffing to be made into balls.The American Frugal Housewife|Lydia M. Child
Some fool of a doctor's been stuffing him up with that notion.Rich Relatives|Compton Mackenzie
As before directed, it is rubbed with oil, and forced through the stuffing of the neck.How to Stuff Birds and Animals|Aaron A. Warford
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