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mystery meat


any type of processed meat whose source is indistinguishable, esp. that served in a cafeteria


Spam is the most famous mystery meat.

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mystery meat

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Meat not readily identifiable, esp as served in a student dining hall, fraternity house, etc: Parents must follow the rules: They are forbidden to smoke or leave the building, must show up at homeroom and eat mystery meat at lunch like the rest of their classmates

[1970s+ Students; meat loaf was called mystery loaf by the 1940s]

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