French dressing

noun

1
: a salad dressing made with oil and vinegar or lemon juice, and spices
2
: a commercial salad dressing that is tomato-flavored and of creamy consistency

Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of French dressing was in 1836

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Cite this Entry

“French dressing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/French%20dressing. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

French dressing

noun

1
: a salad dressing made with oil and vinegar or lemon juice, and spices
2
: a creamy salad dressing flavored with tomatoes
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