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Definition of "beef" []

  • A full-grown steer, bull, ox, or cow, especially one intended for use as meat. (noun)
  • The flesh of a slaughtered full-grown steer, bull, ox, or cow. (noun)
  • Informal Human muscle; brawn. (noun)
  • Slang A complaint. (noun)
  • Slang To complain. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "beef" in a sentence
  • "So the energy in beef is much, much higher than the other foods."
  • "My main beef is that over the last 20 years there has been no real discussion of police tactics and what is felt to be acceptable to the community."
  • "And even if the Feinstein beef is squashed, Panetta looked forward to "consulting closely with my former partners in Congress.""