One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1North American Fat from the upper part of a side of pork, especially when dried and salted in strips.
- ‘Even the appetizing smell of biscuits and fatback couldn't tempt Adam's appetite.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Lard strips are trimmed from large slabs of fatback.’
- ‘You put some fatback, smoked turkey or neck bones in a pot and toss greens in.’
2USinformal term for menhaden
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