One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1North American mass noun Fat from the upper part of a side of pork, especially when dried and salted in strips.
- ‘Whether homemade bread with molasses and sugar, or fatback bacon and scrambled eggs, we always had something to fill our demanding bellies.’
- ‘There's a lot more here than fatback and hayseed.’
- ‘You put some fatback, smoked turkey or neck bones in a pot and toss greens in.’
- ‘Lard strips are trimmed from large slabs of fatback.’
- ‘Even the appetizing smell of biscuits and fatback couldn't tempt Adam's appetite.’
2US informalanother term for menhaden
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.