Part of speech: noun

A prostitute.

Part of speech: verb

To boil slowly and gently.

Part of speech: noun

Stewed food.

Part of speech: noun

Mental agitation; worry.

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Usage examples "stew":

  1. Stew slowly fifteen minutes, adding a little black pepper. - "Joe Tilden's Recipes for Epicures", Joe Tilden.
  2. This worthy lad, on the contrary, was but poorly refreshed, after a hard day's toil, with this paltry stew,- a little burnt as it had been, too, during his story; but he knew he pleased his mother by observing the fast without complaining. - "The Wandering Jew, Book II.", Eugene Sue.
  3. She came to the room in a stew and asked me what was the matter. - "An Anarchist Woman", Hutchins Hapgood.