Russian dressing


: a dressing (as of mayonnaise or oil and vinegar) with added chili sauce, chopped pickles, or pimientos

Examples of Russian dressing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This recipe calls for rye bread, Russian dressing, Swiss cheese, and corned beef, but feel free to put your own spin on it. Brittany Natale, Redbook, 13 July 2023 Prominent Democrats lauded her career in a video; she and Hollywood mega-donor Jeffrey Katzenberg were spotted lunching nearby at Langer’s, with a #19 sandwich (pastrami, Swiss, coleslaw and Russian dressing) on the table. Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2023 Prepare the sauerkraut and the Russian dressing (one of many versions of the popular ketchup-mayo combo) before assembling the sandwiches. Karoline Boehm Goodnick,, 21 Feb. 2023 Serve with pickles and any remaining Russian dressing. Karoline Boehm Goodnick,, 21 Feb. 2023 The Rachel is a hot Pastrami sandwich with Swiss cheese and sauerkraut on rye bread with Russian dressing, according to Stein's website. Valerie Nome, Peoplemag, 19 Dec. 2022 The kit includes Jewish rye sliced corn beef, cut Emmentaler Swiss cheese, Zingerman's potato chips, coleslaw, sauerkraut, Russian dressing, garlicky pickles and Magic Brownie Bites. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 6 Dec. 2022 Zingerman’s potato chips, Coleslaw, Sauerkraut, Russian dressing, garlicky pickles and, as a finishing touch, their Magic Brownie Bites. Lois Alter Mark, Forbes, 6 June 2022 All blended together, the result was more Russian dressing gone bad than vodka sauce. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 16 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Russian dressing was in 1900

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“Russian dressing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

Russian dressing

: a salad dressing usually containing mayonnaise and chili sauce
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