from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A frozen prepared meal, usually packaged in a disposable serving tray, that needs only to be heated before serving.

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  • noun A prepackaged meal purchased frozen and heated at home.

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  • noun a meal that is prepared in advance and frozen; can be heated and served


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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.


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