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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).]
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. (in beef or pork) the tender meat of the muscle running through the sirloin and terminating before the ribs.
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.
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|Noun||1.||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 column|
beef tenderloin - beef loin muscle
pork tenderloin - pork loin muscle
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2. (US) barrio de vicio y corrupción reconocidos
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