What does the word tenderloin mean?

Usage examples for tenderloin

  1. But in spite of all this, in spite of its pretty girls- and Jefferson insisted that in this one important particular New York had no peer- in spite of its comfortable theatres and its wicked Tenderloin, and its Rialto made so brilliant at night by thousands of elaborate electric signs, New York still had the subdued air of a provincial town, compared with the exuberant gaiety, the multiple attractions, the beauties, natural and artificial, of cosmopolitan Paris. – The Lion and the Mouse A Story of an American Life by Charles Klein
  2. " Tenderloin of beef a- tryin' on"- a- tryin' on what, I'd love to know? – Samantha at the World's Fair by Marietta Holley
  3. " Oh," he replied airily, " she was a girl who had knocked about considerably in the Tenderloin. – Guy Garrick by Arthur B. Reeve