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See also: marmite
- (Australia, Britain, New Zealand) A sticky, dark brown, strongly flavoured spread based on a yeast extract (a by-product of beer brewing), eaten on toast, in sandwiches, etc.
- May be a trademark.
Marmite (plural Marmites)
- Something which people either love or hate
- April 16 2009, The Northern Echo - Bobby dazzler
- A LOT of people could ask me that question. It’s a Marmite thing, you either love him or hate him,” admits Consett actor Chris Coxon who is one of the first people on the planet to attempt to become a real-life version of cult animated character Spongebob Squarepants
- (transitive) To apply Marmite to.
2009 December 9, John Kelly, “Marmite is more easily digested in book form”, Washington Post:
- My toast carefully Marmited, I took a bite and immediately felt as if I’d been hit in the face by an ocean wave, a wave befouled by oil from a sinking tanker, oil that had caused a die-off of marine birds and invertebrates, creatures whose decomposing bodies were adding to the general funkiness that had found its way inside my mouth.