beef

Beef is meat from a cow. It's also a word for a complaint. If you have a beef with someone, you’re not sharing a steak, you have a gripe. Just don’t beef to a cow; her problems are worse.

Beef is a type of meat from cattle. If you've ever had a hamburger, you've had beef. The word beef comes from the Old French word buef, which became the word for basically, cow meat. Beef is to cow as pork is to pig or mutton is to sheep. On the other hand, if you have a beef with someone, you have a complaint. Beefing is expressing such feelings.

Primary Meanings of beef

1.
n
meat from an adult domestic bovine
2.
nv
informal terms for objecting
complain
Full Definitions of beef
1

n meat from an adult domestic bovine

Synonyms:
boeuf
Types:
ground beef, hamburger
beef that has been ground
bully beef, corn beef, corned beef
beef cured or pickled in brine
pastrami
highly seasoned cut of smoked beef
Type of:
meat
the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food

n cattle that are reared for their meat

Synonyms:
beef cattle
Types:
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Texas longhorn, longhorn
long-horned beef cattle formerly common in southwestern United States
Santa Gertrudis
Brahman and shorthorn crossbreed of red cattle; hardy in hot regions
Aberdeen Angus, Angus, black Angus
black hornless breed from Scotland
Charolais
large white or cream-colored breed from France
Durham, shorthorn
English breed of short-horned cattle
Galloway
breed of hardy black chiefly beef cattle native to Scotland
Hereford, whiteface
hardy English breed of dairy cattle raised extensively in United States
beefalo, cattalo
hardy breed of cattle resulting from crossing domestic cattle with the American buffalo; yields leaner beef than conventional breeds
Type of:
Bos taurus, cattle, cows, kine, oxen
domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age
2

n informal terms for objecting

Synonyms:
bitch, gripe, kick, squawk
Type of:
objection
the speech act of objecting

v complain

Synonyms:
bellyache, bitch, crab, gripe, grouse, holler, squawk
Type of:
complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off
express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

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