tenderloin


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ten·der·loin

 (tĕn′dər-loin′)
n.
1. The tenderest part of a loin of beef, pork, or similar cut of meat.
2. A city district notorious for vice and graft.

[Sense 2, after the Tenderloin, an area of New York City (from the easy income it once afforded corrupt policemen).]

tenderloin

(ˈtɛndəˌlɔɪn)
n
1. (Cookery) a tender cut of pork or other meat from between the sirloin and ribs
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) US a district of a city that is particularly noted for vice and corruption
[sense 2 from Tenderloin, former district of New York City, regarded as an easy source of bribes for a corrupt policeman]

ten•der•loin

(ˈtɛn dərˌlɔɪn)

n.
1. (in beef or pork) the tender meat of the muscle running through the sirloin and terminating before the ribs.
2. (cap.)
a. (formerly) a district in New York City noted for corruption and vice: so called because police there could eat well from their bribes.
b. a similar district in any U.S. city.
[1820–30, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tenderloin - a city district known for its vice and high crime rate
city district - a district of a town or city
2.tenderloin - the tender meat of the loin muscle on each side of the vertebral columntenderloin - the tender meat of the loin muscle on each side of the vertebral column
cut of meat, cut - a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
beef tenderloin - beef loin muscle
pork tenderloin - pork loin muscle
Translations

tenderloin

[ˈtendəlɔɪn] N
1. (= meat) → lomo m, filete m
2. (US) barrio de vicio y corrupción reconocidos

tenderloin

nLendenstück nt

tenderloin

[ˈtɛndəˌlɔɪn] nfiletto di maiale
References in classic literature ?
The cook, placed upon her mettle, served a delicious repast--a luscious tenderloin broiled a point.
Joe had cut some of the nicest steaks and the best parts of the tenderloin from the carcass of the antelope, and these were quickly transformed to the most savory of broils.
Here for a year I delivered an evening paper, until my route was changed to the water-front and tenderloin of Oakland.
Then," said the Tiger, yawning frightfully, "please to get me about thirty pounds of tenderloin steak, cooked rare, with a peck of boiled potatoes on the side, and five gallons of ice-cream for dessert.
On this late afternoon he found that it had been submerged by a vast and vicious tenderloin.
Other headlines were: "CARTER WATSON ASPIRED TO CHAMPIONSHIP HONORS"; "CARTER WATSON GETS HIS"; "NOTED SOCIOLOGIST ATTEMPTS TO CLEAN OUT A TENDERLOIN CAFE"; and "CARTER WATSON KNOCKED OUT BY PATSY HORAN IN THREE ROUNDS.
This crook-nosed, gross-bodied harpy'; 'this civic sinner, this judicial highwayman'; 'possessing the morals of the Tenderloin and an honor which thieves' honor puts to shame'; 'who compounds criminality with shyster-sharks, and in atonement railroads the unfortunate and impecunious to rotting cells,'--and so forth and so forth, style sophomoric and devoid of the dignity and tone one would employ in a dissertation on 'Surplus Value,' or 'The Fallacies of Marxism,' but just the stuff the dear public likes.
While Barry contented himaelf with solid round steak, Mercedes ate tenderloin.
Cut down center of tenderloin but not all the way through; lay flat on top of bacon slices.
1 whole beef tenderloin, trimmed Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste Extra-virgin olive oil Fresh lemons
Slice tenderloin, divide among 4 plates, and drizzle with any juices.
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