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

  • n. Seafood and beefsteak served as the main course of a meal, as in a restaurant.

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  • n. A meal that combines seafood and meat, typically shrimp and steak.

Etymologies

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From the environments of the animals used in its preparation (surf being the sea and turf the land), chosen for the rhyme. The earliest-known published use is in a 1967 advertisement in the Buffalo, New York Yellow Pages, placed by a restaurant called Michael's House of Steaks.

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