What does gravy mean?


When something is good, like a pleasant job or your current feeling, you may describe it as "gravy." People also commonly use it to communicate that everything is copacetic after an accidental or intentional wrong was committed.

Where did gravy come from?

Gravy comes from an Old English saying that refers to life as the "meat and potatoes," and any luxuries or positive things beyond that are the "gravy." The term gained popularity in the 1970s and still exists today but is not nearly as common.

How do I use gravy?

Gravy is a good descriptor for when everything is positive. For example, you may describe your new car as gravy, or you may be feeling gravy when the sun's shining and you don't have a care in the world.


You sure you still wanna go?
Yeah, it's all gravy, baby!

Snoop Dogg is all gravy.

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Updated May 10, 2021

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