cole·​slaw | \ˈkōl-ˌslȯ \

Definition of coleslaw 

: a salad made of raw sliced or chopped cabbage

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The Food Network host posted several photos on Instagram on Monday, crediting a hotel chef with helping make pasta salad and coleslaw for the evacuees. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "Guy Fieri helps feed California residents displaced by deadly wildfires," 31 July 2018 Other than the coleslaw, which was a little bland and underdressed, the sides and sauces that accompanied main dishes didn’t let the star attractions down. Providence Cicero, The Seattle Times, "Central Smoke’s Asian-accented, down-home barbecue adds fire and spice to chilly nights," 25 Oct. 2018 Renowned Austin pit master John Lewis steers the food program, and the menu is simple, but abundant—large slabs of slow-smoked, melt-in-your-mouth brisket, smoked sausages, and an array of sides, like fluffy cornbread and tangy coleslaw. Stephanie Burt, Condé Nast Traveler, "28 Best Restaurants in Charleston," 2 May 2018 The American Red Beer is paired with a Carolina BBQ Hot Dog (Carolina Gold BBQ pulled pork topped with mustard vinaigrette coleslaw). Lauren Delgado,, "Disney Springs restaurants serving special barbecue dishes, beer pairings this summer," 28 June 2018 Serve it with coleslaw and corn muffins (from a mix). Atlanta Life, ajc, "7 Day Menu," 23 Mar. 2018 The creamed corn and coleslaw were representations of the classics that didn’t offend, but a little too soupy for my tastes. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, "52 Weeks of BBQ: Orly’s BBQ," 6 July 2018 Dinner includes fish, boiled potatoes, carrots, onions coleslaw, bread, homemade desserts and beverages. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Looking for a fierce read? Look no further than Oak Creek," 7 May 2018 Dinners include potato salad or fries, coleslaw, bread, tartar sauce and desserts. Geoff Bruce, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "5 things to do in the northwest suburbs this week," 2 Feb. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of coleslaw

: a salad made with chopped raw cabbage


cole·​slaw | \ˈkōl-ˌslȯ \

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: a salad made with chopped raw cabbage

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