tenderloin

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tender +‎ loin

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tenderloin ‎(countable and uncountable, plural tenderloins)

  1. The tenderest part of a loin of meat, especially of pork or beef.
  2. (dated, US slang) A district of a city where corruption is common, often because the district is devoted to questionable businesses (peep shows, etc) which it is easy for police to blackmail and extort.

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