any meat that is light-colored before cooking, as veal or chicken (distinguished from red meat).
meat that is light-colored after cooking, as veal or breast of chicken or of turkey (distinguished from dark meat).
Slang: Vulgar. a white person considered as a sexual partner.
Southern U.S. salt pork, fatback, or other pork without any lean.
Archaic. food made from milk.
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Also called light meat (for defs. 1, 2).
Origin of white meat
late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425
Words nearby white meat
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Example sentences from the Web for white meat
Don't you think you can say which is the dark-meat and which is the white-meat poet?The Poet at the Breakfast Table|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
British Dictionary definitions for white meat
any meat that is light in colour, such as veal or the breast of turkeyCompare red meat
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