Definitions

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

  • noun A dense mixture of cooked liver, hard-boiled eggs, chopped onions, chicken fat or vegetable oil, and seasonings, used as a spread or sandwich filling.
  • noun Slang Something or someone considered of little value.

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  • noun A Jewish food made by frying liver and onions in schmaltz.
  • noun idiomatic A person or object which is not worthy of being noticed; someone or something insignificant.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Sense 2, probably from the fact that chopped liver is often served as a side dish.]

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