TV dinner


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TV dinner

n.
A frozen prepared meal, usually packaged in a disposable serving tray, that needs only to be heated before serving.

TV dinner


n.
a quick-frozen meal, packaged in a tray and heated before serving.
[1950–55, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.TV dinner - a meal that is prepared in advance and frozenTV dinner - a meal that is prepared in advance and frozen; can be heated and served
convenience food - any packaged dish or food that can be prepared quickly and easily as by thawing or heating
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