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meatball

[meet-bawl] /ˈmitˌbɔl/
noun
1.
a small ball of ground meat, especially beef, often mixed with bread crumbs, seasonings, etc., before cooking.
2.
Slang. an awkward, clumsy, or ineffectual person.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; meat + ball1
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  • Coat the top of each meatball with the remaining ketchup mixture.
British Dictionary definitions for meatball

meatball

/ˈmiːtˌbɔːl/
noun
1.
minced beef, shaped into a ball before cooking
2.
(US & Canadian, slang) a stupid or boring person
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Word Origin and History for meatball
n.

1801, from meat + ball (n.1). As an insult to a person, by 1941.

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Slang definitions & phrases for meatball

meatball

noun
  1. A stupid, tedious person; an obnoxious or disgusting person; creep, jerk: ''How come?'' ''Because he's a meatball'' (1940+)
  2. A signal flag with a black dot on a yellow field (WWII Navy)
  3. he Japanese flag (WWII Navy)

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