Definition of leavings in English:


Syllabification: leav·ings
Pronunciation: /ˈlēviNGz


  • Things that have been left as worthless: she dropped her lunch leavings into the trash
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    • This concern cannot be a matter of a mere trickle down by which the weak live on the leavings of the powerful, but must be aimed directly at enabling the weak to share in the goods of life.
    • It would be an interesting exercise to create an index of all of the ‘digital leavings’ of those who have left us, as a sort of memorial and electronic mausoleum.
    • When questioned, he said that he was just eating up the leavings.

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