cocktail sauce


: a somewhat spicy sauce that consists typically of ketchup or tomato-based chili sauce mixed with horseradish and often lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and hot-pepper sauce and that is served especially as a condiment for cold seafood (such as shrimp or oysters)

Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cocktail sauce was in 1902

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“Cocktail sauce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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