white meat


white meat
   1. the breast of cooked poultry
   As with dark meat1, now standard English, with Victorian prudery forgotten.
   2. a white woman viewed sexually
   The converse of dark meat2, but also used of the aspirations of a white man living among black people:
    If it's white meat you want, ji, you won't find-o much on her. (Rushdie, 1995 — it was suggested that Jawaharlal Nehru would find Edwina, Countess Mountbatten, an unsatisfactory sexual partner) If there's one thing an English officer abroad wants once in a while, Sharpie, it's a spot of the white meat... They get bored with the dark meat. (B. Cornwell, 1997, writing in archaic style)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • White meat — White White (hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. {Whiter} (hw[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Whitest}.] [OE. whit, AS. hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[=i]t, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. w[=i]z, hw[=i]z, Icel. hv[=i]tr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • white meat — noun uncount 1. ) meat such as chicken or PORK that is pale after you have cooked it. Meat that is dark after cooking is called red meat. 2. ) meat from the top part of a bird, for example its wing or its breast. Meat from the lower part is… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • white meat — meat of poultry, pigs, etc., as opposed to red meat, is recorded from 1752; earlier it meant foods prepared from milk (early 15c.). Black slang sense of white women as sex partners is from 1920s …   Etymology dictionary

  • white meat — n. 1. any light colored meat, as veal, pork, the breast of poultry, etc. 2. [ME hwitmete < OE: see WHITE & MEAT] Now Dial. cheese, butter, or some other dairy product …   English World dictionary

  • white meat — white meats N UNCOUNT: also N in pl White meat is meat such as chicken and pork, which is pale in colour after it has been cooked …   English dictionary

  • white meat — n [U] the pale coloured meat from the breast, wings etc of a cooked chicken, ↑turkey, or other bird →↑redmeat …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • white meat — ► NOUN ▪ pale meat such as poultry, veal, and rabbit …   English terms dictionary

  • White meat — Roast chicken, the most commonly eaten white meat White meat or light meat refers to the lighter colored meat of poultry as contrasted with dark meat. In a more general sense, white meat may also refer to any lighter colored meat, as contrasted… …   Wikipedia

  • white meat — a commercial measure of fish flesh colour, e.g. canned tuna is white meat or white tuna when it has a diffused luminous reflectance of not less than 33.7% of that of magnesium oxide when measured by a prescribed method. Equivalent to 6.3 Munsell… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • white meat — 1. any meat that is light colored before cooking, as veal or chicken (distinguished from red meat). 2. meat that is light colored after cooking, as veal or breast of chicken or of turkey (distinguished from dark meat). 3. Slang (vulgar). a white… …   Universalium


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