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 Portions are generous: the chicken cutlet comes with sausage, fries, and coleslaw. Faris Mustafa, Travel + Leisure, 12 Sep. 2021 They are also known for their Friday fish fry (which is served all day) which is Lake Superior whitefish served up with coleslaw, fries and tartar sauce. Judy Koutsky, Forbes, 7 Sep. 2021 Comes with coleslaw, seasoned fries and a choice of soup or salad. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 12 Aug. 2021 The standard Chick-fil-A meal still came with coleslaw. Ike Morgan |, al, 22 July 2021 The starchy fruit is pounded flat and fried crisp, with a subtle tropical flavor to complement sweet shredded brisket, ham, coleslaw and cheese. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 4 June 2021 Cucumber salad two ways made an appearance this time, but a homemade coleslaw could also be nice. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, 14 Sep. 2021 Customers can also order chipotle coleslaw and Brussels sprouts. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, 29 July 2021 Chicken or pork belly can be added to the quinoa or caesar salads and sides include yucca, sweet potato or French fries, plantanos fritto, and Peruvian coleslaw. Chelsea Davis, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021

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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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“Coleslaw.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of coleslaw

: a salad made with chopped raw cabbage


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

Kids Definition of coleslaw

: a salad made with chopped raw cabbage

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