What does carcass mean?

carcass meaning in General Dictionary

a-dead human body whether of guy or monster a corpse now generally the lifeless body of a beast

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  • the lifeless human body of a pet specifically one slaughtered and dressed for meals
  • a-dead body, whether of guy or monster; a corpse; now frequently the lifeless body of a beast.
  • The lifestyle human anatomy; -- today widely used in contempt or ridicule.
  • The abandoned and decaying keeps of some bulky as soon as comely thing, as a ship; the skeleton, or even the uncovered or incomplete frame, of something.
  • A hollow case or shell, full of combustibles, to be thrown from a mortar or howitzer, to set fire to buldings, vessels, etc.

carcass meaning in Etymology Dictionary

belated 13c., from Anglo-French carcois, from or impacted by Old French charcois (Modern French carcasse) "trunk of a body, upper body, carcass," and Anglo-Latin carcosium "dead human body," all uncertain origin. Perhaps not used of people after c.1750, except contemptuously. Italian carcassa most likely is a French loan term.

Sentence Examples with the word carcass

Josh Reynolds, you can march your jealous carcass right out that door and don't you come back until you can talk to me like I'm a reasonably intelligent and decent person.

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