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[fawrs-meet, fohrs-] /ˈfɔrsˌmit, ˈfoʊrs-/
noun, Cookery.
a mixture of finely chopped and seasoned foods, usually containing egg white, meat or fish, etc., used as a stuffing or served alone.
Also, farcemeat.
Origin of forcemeat
1680-90; force, variant of obsolete farce stuffing + meat Unabridged
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Examples from the web for forcemeat
  • To make the forcemeat, take one-half cupful of boiled rice to every six tomatoes.
  • The forcemeat is usually pork, pork liver and veal, plus pork fat.
  • Finally they scoop out the fleshy part of the eggplant, stuffing the tt,-s with forcemeat.
British Dictionary definitions for forcemeat


a mixture of chopped or minced ingredients used for stuffing Also called farce, farcemeat
Word Origin
C17: from force (see farce) + meat
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Word Origin and History for forcemeat

also force-meat, "mincemeat," 1680s, from force "to stuff," a variant of farce (q.v.) + meat.

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