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tenderloin in the US, informal name for a district of a city where vice and corruption are prominent. Recorded from the late 19th century, the name was originally a term applied to a district of New York, seen as a ‘choice’ assignment by police because of the bribes offered to them to turn a blind eye to criminal activity.

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tenderloin

ten·der·loin / ˈtendərˌloin/ • n. 1. the tenderest part of a loin of beef, pork, etc., taken from under the short ribs in the hindquarters. ∎  the undercut of a sirloin. 2. inf. a district of a city where vice and corruption are prominent.

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tenderloin Fillet of beef (especially in the USA) or pork.

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tenderloin

tenderloinadjoin, Boulogne, coign, coin, conjoin, Des Moines, Dordogne, enjoin, groin, groyne, join, loin, purloin, quoin, subjoin •Burgoyne • Gascogne • tenderloin •sirloin • talapoin

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