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side meat

noun, Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.
salt pork and bacon taken from the sides of a hog.
Origin of side meat
1870-75, Americanism Unabridged
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side meat

(US, informal) salt pork or bacon
Word Origin
C19: so called because it comes from the side of the pig
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