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Definition of "leavings" []

  • Scraps or remains; residue: The turkey leavings were fed to the dog. (noun-plural)

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 "leavings" in a sentence
  • "There is an unawareness of the daily blood letting and skin leavings we sacrifice in our work."
  • "The farmers would share their wells, and the herders would feed their stock on the leavings from the harvest."
  • "He was for five decades a debonair man about town, a swinger musically and socially, the house pianist on the Playboy TV show and not a guy who had to make do with Hef's leavings from the grotto."