duck sauce

noun

Definition of duck sauce

: a thick sauce in Chinese cuisine that contains fruits (such as plums or apricots), vinegar, sweeteners, and seasonings

Examples of duck sauce in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Think of its final viscosity as about like duck sauce or Thai sweet chili sauce. NBC News, 5 Sep. 2019 Where the seething racial strife between poor folks erupted into arguments about miscounted change, missing duck sauce packets, or murmured epithets. Shakirah Simley, Longreads, 5 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of duck sauce

1978, in the meaning defined above

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“Duck sauce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duck%20sauce. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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duck sauce

noun

English Language Learners Definition of duck sauce

: a sweet, thick sauce that is used in Chinese cooking

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