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ˈstʌf ɪŋstuff·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stuffing, dressingnoun

    a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables

  2. stuffingnoun

    padding put in mattresses and cushions and upholstered furniture


  1. stuffingnoun

    The matter used to stuff flexible hollow objects such as pillows and turkeys.

  2. stuffingnoun

    Any of many food items used to stuff another

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Stuffingnoun

    Etymology: from stuff.

    Rome was a sarrago out of the neighbouring nations; and Greece, though one monarchy under Alexander, yet the people that were the stuffing and materials thereof, existed before. Matthew Hale.

    Arrach leaves are very good in pottage and stuffings. John Mortimer.


  1. Stuffing

    Stuffing, filling, or dressing is an edible mixture, often composed of herbs and a starch such as bread, used to fill a cavity in the preparation of another food item. Many foods may be stuffed, including poultry, seafood, and vegetables. As a cooking technique stuffing helps retain moisture, while the mixture itself serves to augment and absorb flavors during its preparation. Poultry stuffing often consists of breadcrumbs, onion, celery, spices, and herbs such as sage, combined with the giblets. Additions in the United Kingdom include dried fruits and nuts (such as apricots and flaked almonds), and chestnuts.


  1. stuffing

    Stuffing is a mixture often made of bread pieces, seasonings like herbs and spices, and possibly vegetables or chopped meat, generally used to fill a cavity in another food item while cooking. Most commonly associated with poultry, it's often served as a side dish particularly during festive or special meals, like Thanksgiving dinner in American cuisine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stuffing

    of Stuff

  2. Stuffingnoun

    that which is used for filling anything; as, the stuffing of a saddle or cushion

  3. Stuffingnoun

    any seasoning preparation used to stuff meat; especially, a composition of bread, condiments, spices, etc.; forcemeat; dressing

  4. Stuffingnoun

    a mixture of oil and tallow used in softening and dressing leather


  1. Stuffing

    In cooking, stuffing or filling is an edible substance or mixture, often a starch, used to fill a cavity in another food item. Many foods may be stuffed, including meats, vegetables, and egg. Turkey stuffing usually consists of bread crumbs or cubes, dried bread, with onion, celery, salt, pepper, and other spices and herbs such as summer savoury, sage, or a mixture like poultry seasoning. Croutons are sometimes used. The term stuffing usually applies to the substance when it is placed into the bird, while dressing is usually used when cooked outside.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. stuffing

    Packing of cargo into a container. See also unstuffing.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stuffing in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stuffing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of stuffing in a Sentence

  1. Callum Gale:

    I've heard of drones being used before, but not a lot. To be honest the most common method I've heard of smuggling drugs into prisons is by stuffing them into tennis balls and hitting them over.

  2. Brad Bushman:

    You know, rather than venting anger or stuffing it inside, turning down the heat is the best approach.

  3. Jeff Goldstein:

    Andy Muschietti does an incredible job of scaring the stuffing out of audiences, i think our team, starting with New Line in making this and our marketing team in bringing it to audiences around the globe, have hit the mark right on. They nailed it.

  4. Jeev Trika:

    Before Google refined their algorithm, getting on the first page of search results often could be achieved with tactics like keyword stuffing and artificial linking schemes, but those days are gone, because of changes to Google’s algorithms, Internet entrepreneurs and Web publishers like myself now go the extra mile to provide websites and articles that are relevant, useful, and written to journalistic standards, and that has made the virtual world a better place.

  5. Olena Osipov of iFOODreal.com:

    Boneless turkey breast roast is the perfect main entrée if you are feeding a smaller crowd over the holidays, this method of stuffing the turkey breast with garlic, then rubbing it with fresh herbs is a nod to my Ukrainian roots where Mom cooked roasts the same way. They always turned out flavorful and this does, too.

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