TV dinnerTV dinner
a frozen, precooked dinner packaged in a compartmented tray for heating and serving
Origin of TV dinnerprobably so named because convenient to eat while one is watching television away from the dining table
A frozen prepared meal, usually packaged in a disposable serving tray, that needs only to be heated before serving.
(plural TV dinners)
- A prepackaged meal purchased frozen and heated at home.
A genericized trademark, originally used for a brand of packaged meal developed in 1953 for Swanson & Sons. The name in full was TV Brand Frozen Dinner.