What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?


[spair-ribz] /ˈspɛərˌrɪbz/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
a cut of meat from the rib section, especially of pork or beef, with some meat adhering to the bones.
a dish of this meat, usually baked, roasted, or barbecued with a pungent sauce.
Origin of spareribs
1590-1600; transposed variant of earlier ribspare < Middle Low German ribbespēr rib cut; compare obsolete spare a cut, slice Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for spareribs
  • The fragrant spice rub used to make this dish is good on chicken and spareribs as well.
  • Appetizers include foil-wrapped chicken, barbecued spareribs, fried wontons and crispy shrimp.
  • He grilled chicken, hamburgers, spareribs and turkeys year-round.
  • He's even made a gold-capped necklace from his lunch: spareribs he took home in a doggie bag.
  • spareribs were placed on a rack in a pan, but were not covered during cooking.
  • To arrive at the value for spareribs and bellies, a simple average of the styles being used is calculated.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for spareribs

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for spareribs

Scrabble Words With Friends