Definition of meatball in English:

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meatball

Pronunciation: /ˈmētˌbôl/

noun

1A ball of ground or chopped meat, usually beef, with added seasonings.
Example sentences
  • The pasta dishes included rigatoni, fettuccine with meatballs as well as seafood and chicken versions, ranging from €9 to €14.
  • I'll have the chicken parm with spaghetti, meatballs and salad.
  • Steve had made spaghetti bolognese with meatballs, three different types of salad, garlic bread and plain old bread rolls.
1.1North American informal A dull, stupid, or foolish person.
Example sentences
  • Get out of here, meatball, before you join Jessica in the pool, permanently.

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Syllabification: meat·ball

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