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buffalo wing

Usually, buffalo wings. deep-fried chicken wings served in a spicy sauce and usually with celery and a blue cheese dressing.
Also, Buffalo wing.
1980-85; Americanism; after a restaurant in Buffalo, which popularized the dish Unabridged
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Contemporary definitions for buffalo wings

small deep-fried chicken wings cooked in spicy hot cayenne pepper sauce, esp. served as an appetizer with blue cheese dressing and celery sticks; also called Buffalo chicken wings

Word Origin

from first being served in Anchor Bar, Buffalo, New York (1964)

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