Definition of fatback in US English:



  • 1North American 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There's a lot more here than fatback and hayseed.’
    • ‘Even the appetizing smell of biscuits and fatback couldn't tempt Adam's appetite.’
  • 2US informal

    another term for menhaden