Offal meaning

ô'fəl, ŏf'əl
Waste parts; esp., the entrails, etc. of a butchered animal.
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That which is thrown away as worthless or unfit for use; refuse; rubbish.
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Offal is defined as waste or garbage.

An example of offal are the intestines of a butchered chicken.

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Waste parts, especially of a butchered animal.
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Refuse; garbage.
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The rejected or waste parts of a butchered animal.
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The internal organs of an animal other than a bird, these organs being used as food.
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A dead body.
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Refuse; rubbish.
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Origin of offal

  • Middle English of- off (from Old English) (from of apo- in Indo-European roots) fal fall
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English offal (“offal, refuse, scrap waste"), possibly from Old Norse affall (“offal"), or from Middle English of- +"Ž fal(l), equivalent to off- +"Ž fall. Cognate with Danish affald (“waste, refuse"), Swedish avfall (“waste, refuse"), Dutch afval (“waste, refuse"), German Abfall (“waste, refuse"), Old English offeallan (“to cut off"). More at off, fall.
    From Wiktionary