[ee-tuh-buh l] /ˈi tə bəl/
Usually, eatables. articles of food.
(sometimes sing) food
fit or suitable for eating; edible
late 15c., from eat + -able.
/ˈiːtɪdʒ/ noun 1. (Northern English, dialect) grazing rights
- Eat and run
Depart immediately after consuming a meal; also, leave in a hurry. For example, Sorry, but I’ll have to eat and run or I’ll miss the last train, or Jim runs a meeting so efficiently that in effect it’s eat and run. [ ; first half of 1900s ]
- Eat away at
Destroy gradually, erode; also, worry one constantly. For example, The sea has been eating away at the outer banks for years, or The fact that he failed the test is eating away at him. [ Early 1800s ]
- Eat cheese
verb phrase To inform on someone; tattle; rat [1970s+ Army; fr the cheese-eating of the rodent]