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Examples of applesauce in a Sentence
all that talk about taking up the farming life was just a lot of spoiled applesauce
Recent Examples of applesauce from the Web
Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, sugar, oil, and applesauce.
Use applesauce instead of butter in that brownie recipe!
That same year, KFC introduced the Li’l Bucket Kids Meal, which came with green beans, applesauce and flavored water.
Hanukkah smells like fresh potato latkes with applesauce and boxes of warm jelly donuts from the corner market.
Spread applesauce into the trays to a thickness of ½ inch or less.
Spread out on dehydrator or cookie sheets as with applesauce.
Spread applesauce in an even layer on the cookie sheet.
Shrimp box dinner Includes shrimp, fries, coleslaw, hush puppies, applesauce, dessert and a drink.
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Did You Know?
English offers a smorgasbord of words for nonsense, some of which are better known as words for food. We have baloney, spinach, rhubarb, and toffee, not to mention full of beans. And if none of those offerings are to your taste, you can say that's pure banana oil! Seemingly innocuous applesauce was first introduced to this menu back in the early 20th century. Back then, there may have been some bias against the real stuff. Poet Wallace Stevens’s turn-of-the-century description of a meal consisting of "some unnameable smathering of greasy fritters . . . and of course the inevictable applesauce" shows a lack of respect that must have been shared by others.
First Known Use of applesauce
Synonymsnonsense [slang], balderdash, baloney (also boloney), beans, bilge, blah (also blah-blah), blarney, blather, blatherskite, blither, bosh, bull [slang], bunk, bunkum (or buncombe), claptrap, codswallop [British], crapola [slang], crock, drivel, drool, fiddle, fiddle-faddle, fiddlesticks, flannel [British], flapdoodle, folderol (also falderal), folly, foolishness, fudge, garbage, guff, hogwash, hokeypokey, hokum, hoodoo, hooey, horsefeathers [slang], humbug, humbuggery, jazz, malarkey (also malarky), moonshine, muck, nerts [slang], nuts, piffle, poppycock, punk, rot, rubbish, senselessness, silliness, slush, stupidity, taradiddle (or tarradiddle), tommyrot, tosh, trash, trumpery, twaddle
Related Wordsabsurdity, asininity, fatuity, foolery, idiocy, imbecility, inaneness, inanity, insanity, kookiness, lunacy; absurdness, craziness, madness, senselessness, witlessness; hoity-toity, monkey business, monkeyshine (s), shenanigan (s), tomfoolery; gas, hot air, rigmarole (also rigamarole); double-talk, greek, hocus-pocus
Near Antonymslevelheadedness, rationality, reasonability, reasonableness, sensibleness; common sense, horse sense, sense; discernment, judgment (or judgement), wisdom
APPLESAUCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of applesauce for English Language Learners
: a sweet sauce made from cooked apples
APPLESAUCE Defined for Kids
Definition of applesauce for Students
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