Examples of mayo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web First, slather one side of each of your toast slices with mayo, then top one slice with some lettuce leaves. Farideh Sadeghin, Saveur, 14 Sep. 2023 Ham and Swiss with mayo would be a delicious option, as would turkey with a schmear of cranberry mustard. Laura Kanya, Southern Living, 10 Sep. 2023 In their dishes, the less noticeable the mayo, the better. Nicole Kagan, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Aug. 2023 What to order: The Classy as Cluck fried chicken sandwich, with herbed mayo, cole slaw and cheese is a memorable and very filling meal. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Aug. 2023 Tarragon Chicken Salad Combine roasted chicken breasts with mayo, sour cream and tarragon for a simple and delicious creamy chicken salad. Aaron Hutcherson, Washington Post, 7 Aug. 2023 One note here is to be sure to use kewpie or Japanese mayo, as American mayo will result in a different flavor and texture. Christina Manian, Rdn, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 July 2023 The elote was tasty, if slathered on our first visit with enough herb mayo and cotija to make a side of garlic bread and still have enough for the whole ear of corn. Mrussell, oregonlive, 20 July 2023 One example is the Boujee Grilled Cheese, a brie sandwich with turkey, arugula, green apple, Havarti cheese and cranberry mayo. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 7 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mayo was circa 1960

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Cite this Entry

“Mayo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mayo. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

ˈmī-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce Mayo (audio) river 250 miles (402 kilometers) long in the northwestern Mexico state of Sonora flowing southwest into the Gulf of California
ˈmā-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce Mayo (audio) county of northwestern Ireland on the Atlantic in Connacht; capital Castlebar area 2084 square miles (5418 square kilometers), population 130,638

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Charles Horace 1865–1939 and his brother William James 1861–1939 American surgeons

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