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fatback

[fat-bak] /ˈfætˌbæk/
noun
1.
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. the fat and fat meat from the upper part of a side of pork, usually cured by salt.
2.
a menhaden.
3.
the bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix.
4.
a mullet.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10, Americanism; fat + back1
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fatback

/ˈfætˌbæk/
noun
1.
the fat, usually salted, from the upper part of a side of pork
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Word Origin and History for fat back

fatback

n.

1903, from fat + back (n.). So called because taken from the back of the animal.

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