plural nounchiefly North American
Slices of cold cooked or processed meats. See lunchmeat.
- Listeria, which can cause fatal blood poisoning, miscarriages in pregnant women and meningitis, is believed to spread through ready-to-eat foods such as hot dogs, luncheon meats or cold cuts.
- Try salty, spicy or smoked meats, such as ham, sausage, cold cuts or wieners.
- Researchers studying both pre-menopausal and post-menopausal women found the former group had a higher incidence of cancer when they ate processed meats including cold cuts, hot dogs and bacon.
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