Definition of spareribs in English:

spareribs

Syllabification: spare·ribs
Pronunciation: /ˈspe(ə)rˌribz
 
/
(also spare ribs)

noun

  • Closely trimmed ribs of pork or sometimes beef.
    More example sentences
    • Savor the steamed shrimp dumplings or pork spareribs.
    • New Yorkers discovered ‘real’ Chinese regional cuisine, but the spareribs have endured.
    • Tonight we had a great dinner, it was spareribs, mashed potatoes and shortbread for dessert.

Origin

late 16th century: probably from Middle Low German ribbesper (by transposition of the syllables), and associated with the adjective spare.

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