Definitions starting with M

ID #3074

mince

v. 1. [OED, to chop up (meat, etc.) or grind small with a knife or mincing machine] to shred (e.g. crab meat, fish) with a fork or fingers. (Black)

2. [cf. US dial. South idem WSC] to eat without appetite: He mincing that food like he don't want it. He could left it? (Nassau).

3. to eat food slowly to make it last longer and seem like more. (Exuma)

Tags: food, verb

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Last update: 2010-11-12 22:04
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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