mincemeat
noun Date: 1630 1. minced meat 2. a finely chopped mixture (as of raisins, apples, and spices) sometimes with meat that is often used as pie filling 3. a state of destruction or annihilation — used in the phrase make mincemeat of

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  • mincemeat — [mins′mēt΄] n. [< minced meat] 1. a mixture of chopped apples, spices, suet, raisins, etc., and sometimes meat, used as a pie filling 2. Obs. minced meat make mincemeat of 1. to chop into small pieces 2. to defeat or refute completely …   English World dictionary

  • mincemeat — (n.) 1660s, originally in the figurative sense of what someone plans to make of his enemy, an alteration of earlier minced meat (1570s); from MINCE (Cf. mince) (v.) + MEAT (Cf. meat) (n.). Mince pie is attested from c.1600; as rhyming slang for… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Mincemeat — This article is about the fruit based food. For minced meat, see Ground meat. For the World War II deception plan, see Operation Mincemeat. Mince pie filled with mincemeat Mincemeat is a mixture of chopped dried fruit, distilled spirits and… …   Wikipedia

  • Mincemeat — Mince pie, un pastel relleno de mincemeat. La mincemeat es una mezcla de fruta seca, licores y especias, que a veces incluye sebo de vaca, carne de vacuno o venado. Originalmente la mincemeat siempre contenía carne …   Wikipedia Español

  • mincemeat — [[t]mɪ̱nsmiːt[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Mincemeat is a sticky mixture of small pieces of dried fruit. It is usually cooked in pastry to make mince pies. 2) N UNCOUNT Mincemeat is the same as mince. [mainly BRIT] Syn: mince (in AM, use ground beef,… …   English dictionary

  • mincemeat — /ˈmɪnsmit / (say minsmeet) noun 1. a mixture composed of minced apples, suet (and sometimes meat), candied peel, etc., with raisins, currants, etc., for filling a pie (mince pie). 2. minced meat. 3. anything cut up very small. –phrase 4. make… …   Australian English dictionary

  • mincemeat — /mins meet /, n. 1. a mixture composed of minced apples, suet, and sometimes meat, together with raisins, currants, candied citron, etc., for filling a pie. 2. anything cut up very small, esp. meat. 3. make mincemeat of, to destroy utterly: He… …   Universalium

  • mincemeat — mince|meat [ˈmıns mi:t] n [U] 1.) a mixture of dried fruits that you use to make sweet dishes 2.) make mincemeat of sb/sth informal to completely defeat someone in an argument, fight, or game ▪ I knew that a good lawyer would make mincemeat of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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