meat (uncountable and countable; plural meats)

  1. (uncountable) Food that comes from the muscle or other part of an animal.
  2. (countable) A type of meat.
  3. Any sort of flesh, volume or substance.
    The apple looked fine on the outside, but the meat was not very firm.
    If the assembly is too flexible, we could add some more meat to the supports to stiffen it up.
  4. (metaphorical) The best part of something
    We recruited him right from the meat of our competitor.
  5. (Australian Aboriginal) a totem
    • 1949, Oceania, Vol. XX
      When a stranger comes to an aboriginal camp or settlement in north-western NSW, he is asked by one of the older aborigines: ‘What meat (clan) are you?’
    • 1973, M. Fennel & A. Grey, Nucoorilma
      Granny Sullivan was ‘dead against’ the match at first because they did not know ‘what my meat was and because I was a bit on the fair side.’
    • 1977, A. K. Eckermann, Group Organisation and Identity
      Some people maintained that she was ‘sung’ because her family had killed or eaten the ‘meat’ (totem) of another group.
    • 1992, P. Taylor Tell it Like it Is
      Our family ... usually married the red kangaroo ‘meat’.
    • 1993, J. Janson, Gunjies
      That’s a beautiful goanna. ... He’s my meat, can’t eat him.
  6. (baseball) The sweet spot
    He hit it right on the meat of the bat.
  7. (baseball) A taunt deriding the skills of an opposing player, meathead
    Throw it in here meat.


4 letters in word "meat": A E M T.

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