Definitions starting with J

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 [Atlantic; OED idem "originally nautical"; also Brit. dial. North, West EDD] n. a chunk, especially of meat: 1928 A junk of meat (Parsons 472). It came afloat on the beaches in the form of junks of what we thought was animal fat (Crooked). (Gen)

 —v. to cut (meat) into chunks: You could just junk that mutton right now; I gon cut it fine later (Andros). (Gen.)

Tags: food, noun, verb

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Last update: 2011-06-01 18:38
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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