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



BrE BrE//ˈmɪnsmiːt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪnsmiːt//
[uncountable] (especially British English)
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  • a mixture of dried fruit, spices, etc. used especially for making pies
  • Idioms
    make mincemeat of somebody
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    (informal) to defeat somebody completely in a fight, an argument or a competition
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mincemeat