Definitions

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

  • noun Warmed leftover food.
  • noun Old material reworked or rehashed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A warmed-up dish; hence, a new concoction of old materials; a literary rehash.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A dish of food that has been warmed again, hence, fig., something made up from old material; a rehash.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun warmed leftovers

Etymologies

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

[French, past participle of réchauffer, to reheat, warm over, from Old French rechaufer : re-, re- + echaufer, to warm (from Vulgar Latin *excalefāre : Latin ex-, intensive pref.; see ex– + Latin calefacere, to warm; see chafe).]

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  • Needs a warmed up limerick, aye.

    May 17, 2018

  • I like finding rhymes recherché,

    The fanciful, rare or outré,

    But often I flail

    To little avail

    And serve up a soup réchauffé.

    May 18, 2018

  • *wild applause*

    May 18, 2018