Definition of forcemeat noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfɔːsmiːt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrsmiːt//
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a mixture of meat or vegetables cut into very small pieces, which is often placed inside a chicken, etc. before it is cooked to give it flavour Word Originlate 17th cent.: from obsolete force ‘to stuff’, alteration (influenced by the verb force) of farce, from French farcir ‘to stuff’, from Latin farcire.