Meaning of tenderloin
Pronunciation: (ten'dur-loin"), [key]
- (in beef or pork) the tender meat of the muscle running through the sirloin and terminating before the ribs.
- a cut of beef lying between the sirloin and ribs.
- (formerly) a district in New York City noted for corruption and vice: so called because police there could eat well from their bribes.
- a similar district in any U.S. city.
- tenderloin (Thesaurus)