Definition of forcemeat in English:

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forcemeat

Pronunciation: /ˈfôrsˌmēt/

noun

A mixture of meat or vegetables chopped and seasoned for use as a stuffing or garnish.
Example sentences
  • Secondly, savoury mutton pies, usually filled with cutlets and forcemeat, or with caudles of eggs, or ragoos of oysters added after cooking, were also made.
  • Charge three crowns a pound for forcemeat that costs five crowns to make.
  • Not a pistachio in sight, unless they had been pulverised into the porridgey forcemeat around the chunks of chicken.

Origin

Late 17th century: from obsolete force 'to stuff', alteration (influenced by the verb force1) of farce, from French farcir (see farce).

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Syllabification: force·meat

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