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white meat

any meat that is light-colored before cooking, as veal or chicken (distinguished from red meat).
meat that is light-colored after cooking, as veal or breast of chicken or of turkey (distinguished from dark meat).
Slang: Vulgar. a white person considered as a sexual partner.
Southern U.S. salt pork, fatback, or other pork without any lean.
Archaic. food made from milk.
Also called light meat (for defs 1, 2).
Origin of white meat
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for white meat
  • Then you can add the white meat to the oven after the dark, which means all of the meat will be juicy.
  • white meat of fowl absorbs more sauce than dark meat.
  • Or the cake could be a chicken with white meat and dark meat.
  • The white meat symbolizes purity, and serving the entire bird represents unity.
  • The all-white meat main dish is lower in sodium and fat.
  • True, the mild white meat lends itself to many quick-cooking dishes.
  • These fish are known to put up a good fight, and their tasty, white meat is well worth the effort.
  • The market on white meat is steady with a weak undertone noted.
  • In eating quality, the savory white meat is similar to quail.
  • In the intervention group the patients are allowed to eat only white meat and fish.
British Dictionary definitions for white meat

white meat

any meat that is light in colour, such as veal or the breast of turkey Compare red meat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for white meat

meat of poultry, pigs, etc., as opposed to red meat, is recorded from 1752; earlier it meant "foods prepared from milk" (early 15c.). Black slang sense of "white women as sex partners" is from 1920s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for white meat

white lightning

noun phrase
  1. Inferior whiskey; panther piss, rotgut: He had a pint of bootleg white lightning (1921+)
  2. acid, lsd (1970s+ Narcotics)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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