coleslaw

noun
cole·​slaw | \ ˈkōl-ˌslȯ How to pronounce coleslaw (audio) \

Definition of coleslaw

: a salad made of raw sliced or chopped cabbage

Examples of coleslaw in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The menu is compact but has a number of Southern staples: jambalaya made with andouille sausage for $22, shrimp and grits for $18, and racks of barbecue pork ribs served with coleslaw for $19. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "San Francisco has a new Creole restaurant that uses Dutch crunch for po’boys," 12 Nov. 2020 Get fried or blackened catfish, coleslaw, French fries, hush puppies and a dessert for $10. NOLA.com, "A friendsgiving meal for Kelly, musical theater, an outdoor concert and more," 9 Nov. 2020 Both platters include cheesy potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, roll and dessert, and will be served from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Dinner will only be served as a drive-through carryout. Tracy Trobridge, baltimoresun.com, "Both old and new traditions continue in Western Howard during the pandemic | Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton," 6 Nov. 2020 The first is a pushing aside of longtime American staples such as coleslaw and iceberg lettuce in favor of ostensibly more sophisticated fare. oregonlive, "Iceberg lettuce’s domination is melting away before romaine, kale, other greens," 27 Oct. 2020 For the coleslaw: Macerate onions in red wine vinegar, and let sit at least 20 minutes. Tara Duggan, SFChronicle.com, "5 recipes to bring comfort, from Hainanese chicken rice to stewed short ribs with adobo," 30 Oct. 2020 The first is a pushing aside of longtime American staples such as coleslaw and iceberg lettuce in favor of ostensibly more sophisticated fare. oregonlive, "Iceberg lettuce’s domination is melting away before romaine, kale, other greens," 27 Oct. 2020 The first is a pushing aside of longtime American staples such as coleslaw and iceberg lettuce in favor of ostensibly more sophisticated fare. Justin Fox, Star Tribune, "Americans turn over a new leaf, in the produce aisle," 23 Oct. 2020 Each $12 dinner will include fried catfish, apple coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, and bread; desserts will also be available for $2 each. Staff Reports, NOLA.com, "Book sale in New Orleans, biking in Jefferson and more metro-area community news," 14 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of coleslaw

1794, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coleslaw

Dutch koolsla, from kool cabbage + sla salad

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The first known use of coleslaw was in 1794

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17 Nov 2020

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“Coleslaw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coleslaw. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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coleslaw

noun
How to pronounce coleslaw (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of coleslaw

: a salad made with chopped raw cabbage

coleslaw

noun
cole·​slaw | \ ˈkōl-ˌslȯ How to pronounce coleslaw (audio) \

Kids Definition of coleslaw

: a salad made with chopped raw cabbage

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