[fat-bak] /ˈfætˌbæk/

Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. the and from the upper part of a side of pork, usually cured by salt.
a menhaden.
the bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix.
a mullet.
the fat, usually salted, from the upper part of a side of pork

1903, from fat + back (n.). So called because taken from the back of the animal.


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