A bullshit invited flavor that tv chefs pretend to be able to recognize, but can never define. Due to peer pressure they regurgitate keywords to make it appear that they know what it is, but in reality none of them have a clue.
"Dude I just saw Andrew Zimmern describe some butter as having an umami flavor. Last episode it was mushrooms. I'm pretty sure they are making this shit up as they go."
by Extramedium May 28, 2013
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Pretentious way to say the 5th flavor humans can identify: savory. Sweet, sour, salty, bitter, savory/umami.
Chef: "the deconstructed steak is a very umami dish"

Customer: "can you not be so pretentious and give me a steak bigger than a baby spoon?"
by Kajidaisymay October 26, 2017
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the tounge can taste 5 diferent things; salty, sweet, bitter, sour, and umami. umami is the flavor that certain meat protiens have. (saw that on good eats)
man that meat has good umami.
by Jiggy fly May 12, 2004
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Japanese slang for the flavor well maintained vagina.
I sure like the taste of her sweet umami.
by MyTasty September 22, 2008
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Literal meaning: taste sensation that is meaty or savory and is produced by several amino acids and nucleotides (as glutamate and aspartate)

Slang: prounouced "you mommy"
This is the white version of "yo momma!"
After being insulted, Christian yelled, "UMAMI!"
by Hoszat October 17, 2007
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A "flavor enhancing" cheaper type of MSG. Ostensibly defined as "savory", yet it is more "PUNGENT". If it's a fifth sense, it is the one we evolved to recognize as food poisoning. This rancid fecal smell/taste was popularized by Trader Joe's meats.
You call that savory? Did a sick baboon sit on your face? That restaurant is wafting umami like rotten rodent chili cabbage antifreeze boiling under an outhouse and masked with spice.
by Sperloid April 25, 2021
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