Definition of spare rib in English:

spare rib

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(usually spare ribs)
  • A closely trimmed rib of pork.
    More example sentences
    • Afterwards, 80 people were invited for spring rolls, spare ribs, and lemon chicken.
    • But the crowd-pleaser is lusciously roasted baby loin of pork, accompanied not only by sauerkraut and apple compote but by smoked sausage and two spare ribs.
    • Whenever I'm in crisis I just scream for Chinese spare ribs and chocolate cake.


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

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