side dish


Definition of side dish 

: a food served separately along with the main course

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And the movie skillfully weaves a number of genuinely laugh-out-loud scenes into its deadly serious story — like Chris trying to discern whether mac and cheese is a side dish or an entree — in a way that gives the whole thing humanity. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "The Hate U Give is equal parts coming-of-age drama and Black Lives Matter primer. It’s terrific.," 9 Sep. 2018 What happens among wives and girlfriends is often a side dish of team culture. Dave Hyde,, "Hyde: A Panthers trade, an added scorer — and a lurid story to sort out | Commentary," 19 June 2018 Vegetable plates, like cauliflower with almond sauce and mint aren't just boring side dishes here, either. Sophie Davies, Condé Nast Traveler, "29 Best Restaurants in Sydney," 14 Mar. 2018 Salads are perfect for a light meal, a side dish, or a starter. Indianapolis Star, "eCookbook: Chef Express Sensational Salads," 18 June 2018 All meals include clam chowder, side dishes, dessert and coffee., "Cleveland Fish Fry Guide 2018: Check out these local fish frys for the fourth Friday of Lent," 9 Mar. 2018 Bring own tableware service and a main dish and side dish/dessert to share. Michelle Jenkins, idahostatesman, "June rocks with Alive After Five, family festivals and free movie nights | Idaho Statesman," 26 May 2018 The generous chapters on vegetable side dishes and vegetarian mains should satisfy anyone who wants to limit meat consumption and still enjoy the pleasures of outdoor cookery. Barry Estabrook, WSJ, "Summer Books: Food," 23 May 2018 Variety of side dishes and home made desserts offered. Luann Gibbs,, "Good Friday is your last chance to catch a Lenten fish fry," 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of side dish

1702, in the meaning defined above

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