gravy

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From Middle English greavie; probably from greaves, graves, the sediment of melted tallow, from Old French. See greaves.

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gravy (usually uncountable, plural gravies)

  1. (uncountable) A thick sauce made from the fat or juices that come out from meat or vegetables as they are being cooked.
  2. (countable) A type of gravy.
  3. (uncountable) (among Italian-Americans) Sauce used for pasta.
  4. (uncountable) Unearned gain.
  5. (uncountable) Extra benefit.
    The first thousand tickets and the concessions cover the venue and the band. The rest is gravy.

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