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 Glenn Hirsch was accused of murdering Yan in a months-long feud with Great Wall Restaurant in Forest Hills over whether enough duck sauce was included with his delivery orders. Ellen Moynihan, New York Daily News, 3 July 2024 Rice vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic add a bite that balances beautifully with sweet chili, plum, or duck sauce. Su-Jit Lin, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 June 2023 Kai Yang, owner of Great Wall on Queens Boulevard, previously told The Post that a bizarre dispute late last year over whether Hirsch should get more duck sauce sparked a series of increasingly disturbing encounters with the suspect, leading up to the slaying of his employee. Fox News, 5 June 2022 The alleged attacks began in November after Hirsch asked for extra duck sauce with his order — a request restaurant staff honored at the time, according to the charges. Kimmy Yam, NBC News, 14 June 2022 Mayor Adams has no beef with the NYPD’s month-long wait to make an arrest in the cold-blooded slaying of a hard-working Chinese food delivery man that stemmed from a dispute about duck sauce. Fox News, 5 June 2022 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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Word History

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of duck sauce was in 1978

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“Duck sauce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

duck sauce

: a thick sweet sauce made mostly of fruits (as plums or apricots), sweeteners, and vinegar and used especially with Chinese food
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