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 Expect spicy fried chicken sandwiches and fried chicken buckets, as well as sides such as waffle fries and coleslaw. Hadley Tomicki, Los Angeles Times, "David Chang’s Fuku fried chicken is (almost) here, L.A.," 16 Sep. 2019 Learn how to fry chicken (including spicy Nashville chicken), and make buttermilk biscuits, too, plus lemon-herb coleslaw. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sur La Table's international cooking classes are a melting pot of cuisines," 1 July 2019 Now’s the time to enjoy coleslaw and steamed cabbage with the intense flavor and tenderness of new crop cabbage. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "'Piles and piles’: Fresh Alaska vegetables are plentiful at farmers markets," 5 Sep. 2019 The meal includes roast beef, gravy, mashed potatoes, Harvard beets, green beans, coleslaw, drinks and dessert. Lois Szymanski,, "Central Carroll: Murder mystery fundraiser invites locals to solve ‘whodunnit’; cornhole tournament," 4 Sep. 2019 South Elgin resident Gail Banek had the After Hours BBQ combo sandwich smothered in coleslaw. Linda Girardi, Elgin Courier-News, "'Family of ribbers' delivers sweet and smoky choices at annual Elgin Ribfest," 15 June 2019 Lunch is one sandwich with chicken salad and one ham and cheese sandwich on a roll, plus chips, coleslaw and a cupcake. Lois Szymanski,, "Central Carroll: Roaring Run Lions Club hosting Vera Bradley and Longaberger Basket Bingo; Peach Festival at St. John’s Lutheran," 14 Aug. 2019 The menu will feature hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ (beef & squid), sweet corn, buta-jiru (pork soup with vegetables, potato salad, coleslaw, bottled water and more., "Community News For The Glastonbury Edition," 26 Aug. 2019 There will also be grilled peppers and onions, street corn, coleslaw, potato salad, pasta salad, cornbread and desserts by Benson’s Bakeshop and Nelly’s Fried Creamery. Susan Bryant,, "Big Bad BBQ Bash: 4,000 pounds of all-you-can eat ribs and chicken in Fort Lauderdale," 23 Aug. 2019

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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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13 Oct 2019

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The first known use of coleslaw was in 1794

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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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