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Definition of stuffing noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(also dressing) a mixture of finely chopped food, such as bread, onions, and herbs, placed inside a chicken, etc. before it is cooked to give it flavor
  2. 2soft material used to fill cushions, toys, etc. synonym filling
  3. Idioms
    knock the stuffing out of somebody (informal)
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    to make someone lose their confidence and enthusiasm
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: stuffing