Leftover



[left-oh-ver] /ˈlɛftˌoʊ vər/

noun
1.
Usually, leftovers. food remaining uneaten at the end of a meal, especially when saved for later use.
2.
anything left or remaining from a larger amount; remainder.
adjective
3.
being left or remaining, as an unused portion or amount:
leftover meatloaf.
/ˈlɛftˌəʊvə/
noun
1.
(often pl) an unused portion or remnant, as of material or of cooked food
adjective
2.
left as an unused portion or remnant
adj.

also left-over, “remaining, not used up,” 1890, from left + over. The noun meaning “something left over” is from 1891; leftovers “excess food after a meal” (especially if re-served later) is from 1878; in this sense Old English had metelaf.

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