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[mee-tee] /ˈmi ti/
adjective, meatier, meatiest.
of or like meat.
abounding in meat.
rich in content or thought-provoking matter; full of substance:
a meaty topic for discussion.
1780-90; meat + -y1
Related forms
meatily, adverb
meatiness, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for meaty


adjective meatier, meatiest
of, relating to, or full of meat: a meaty stew
heavily built; fleshy or brawny
full of import or interest: a meaty discussion
(Judaism) another word for fleishik
Derived Forms
meatily, adverb
meatiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for meaty

"full of meat," 1787, from meat (n.) + -y (2). Figurative sense "full of substance" is from 1881. Related: Meatiness.

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