sirloin

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

sirloin (US) in a cow, above the loin
sirloin (UK) in a cow, above the flank

Middle English surloine, from Old French surlonge, from sur la longe, “above the loin”.[1]

Noun[edit]

sirloin (countable and uncountable, plural sirloins)

  1. (US) A cut of beef from the lower part of the back, where the last ribs are (called rump in UK English).
  2. (UK) A cut of beef from the middle of the back (corresponding to short loin and partly rib in US English).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ sirloin” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.