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[meet-bawl] /ˈmitˌbɔl/

a small of ground , especially beef, often mixed with bread crumbs, seasonings, etc., before cooking.
Slang. an awkward, clumsy, or ineffectual person.
minced beef, shaped into a ball before cooking
(US & Canadian, slang) a stupid or boring person

1801, from meat + ball (n.1). As an insult to a person, by 1941.



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