side dish


Definition of side dish

: a food served separately along with the main course

Examples of side dish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Macaroni and cheese is a common Thanksgiving side dish in some parts of the country. oregonlive, 16 Nov. 2021 The zeytoon parvardeh, from the north of Iran, is a tangy side dish of marinated olives bathed in thick pomegranate molasses. Leila Najafi, Condé Nast Traveler, 23 Oct. 2021 Esquites or fried corn is a typical Mexican side dish. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 18 Oct. 2021 This stunning Hasselback Butternut Squash is not just a delicious Thanksgiving side dish. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, 8 Oct. 2021 Corn, Tomato and Bacon Orecchiette is really a main dish masquerading as a side dish. Meredith Deeds Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 30 June 2021 Seasoned whole hominy is an easy vegetable side dish. Sheri Castle, Southern Living, 28 June 2021 But as a side dish, cooks are scrambling to oven space and getting everything to the table hot and ready. Sue Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 25 Nov. 2021 The unofficial side dish of Thanksgiving Day is NFL football. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, 17 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of side dish

1702, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of side dish was in 1702

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Last Updated

11 Jan 2022

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“Side dish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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