ranch dressing


: a creamy salad dressing usually containing milk or buttermilk and mayonnaise

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Those veggies will be well covered in ranch dressing — lots and lots of ranch dressing. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 5 Jan. 2022 Extra soy sauce, extra spicy and extra gravy became more popular requests last year, while requests lessened for extra avocado, mayo, pickles and ranch dressing. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 4 Nov. 2021 And yes, there will be ranch dressing. Briana Rice, The Enquirer, 27 Oct. 2020 Woke up this morning at 2:30 AM and was craving fruity pebbles, a pimento cheese sandwich, chicken spaghetti, deviled eggs, and ranch dressing. Jackie Frere, Redbook, 9 Feb. 2018 Meal options include a breakfast of scrambled eggs, fruit and French toast with syrup, and lunch/dinners that include cheese tortellini with marinara sauce and parmesan, carrots and broccoli with ranch dressing, and fruit and graham cookie. Aly Walansky, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2023 The underdog status of blue cheese may shock wing enthusiasts in certain parts of the country, where the delectable little poultry parts are rarely, if ever, offered with ranch dressing. Kerry J. Byrne, Fox News, 12 Feb. 2023 Also includes is a quart of gravy, a pint of cranberry sauce, J. Baldwin's signature house salad with ranch dressing and raspberry vinaigrette, fresh baked bread with pesto dipping sauce and a choice of pumpkin or pecan pie. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 21 Nov. 2020 The pizza comes in two varieties: Buffalo Boneless Bar Pizza, which will be covered with ranch dressing, bleu cheese crumbles, mozzarella cheese and a medium-spiced buffalo sauce drizzle. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, 17 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ranch dressing was in 1966

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“Ranch dressing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ranch%20dressing. Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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