may·​on·​naise | \ ˈmā-ə-ˌnāz How to pronounce mayonnaise (audio) , ˌmā-ə-ˈnāz, ˈma-ˌnāz, ˈmā-ˌnāz \

Definition of mayonnaise

: a dressing made chiefly of egg yolks, vegetable oils, and vinegar or lemon juice

Examples of mayonnaise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The shooting just about a month after a downtown Atlanta Subway employee was fatally shot and another was injured in June when a customer opened fire because there was too much mayonnaise on his sandwich. Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, 5 Aug. 2022 In a TikTok pinned to Shaw's account, she can be seen using what appears to be mayonnaise as an emulsifier. Hanna Lustig, Glamour, 25 July 2022 Transfer the mixture to a bowl and whisk in the mayonnaise until combined. Ellie Krieger, Washington Post, 19 May 2022 The item features roasted sweet corn, mayonnaise, hot sauce, cheese, and Mexican spices. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 19 Aug. 2022 Her conversations revolve around trivial things like using Miracle Whip, instead of mayonnaise, in a tuna sandwich. Michael Schneider, Variety, 8 Aug. 2022 In a large bowl, whisk together the yogurt, mayonnaise, Buffalo wing sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, dill, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 27 Apr. 2022 Meanwhile, add mayonnaise and hot sauce to a small bowl; mix with fork until well combined. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 14 Apr. 2022 Salmon, white rice, an ice cube (surprising, but its a hack to help steam the rice), soy sauce, Kewpie mayonnaise, and hot sauce — with optional garnishes of kimchi, avocado and seaweed. Sabrina Weiss,, 5 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of mayonnaise

1845, in the meaning defined above

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30 Sep 2022

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“Mayonnaise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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may·​on·​naise | \ ˈmā-ə-ˌnāz How to pronounce mayonnaise (audio) \

Kids Definition of mayonnaise

: a creamy dressing usually made of egg yolk, oil, and vinegar or lemon juice

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