side dish


: a food served separately along with the main course

Examples of side dish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Topped with crispy black-eyed peas, this new spin on a familiar format is a light and bright side dish perfect for enjoying with brisket. Alana Al-Hatlani, Southern Living, 3 July 2024 This salad is filling enough to be an entree for two, or it can be split by four or more as an appetizer or side dish for a seasonal brunch, lunch or supper. Laura McLively, The Mercury News, 3 July 2024 This month's movie releases offer quite the meal: a heaping plate of violence, a side dish of politics and some unconventional romance for dessert. Anya Jaremko-Greenwold, The Week Us, theweek, 5 Apr. 2024 Just remember, the right side dishes can make a meal really shine. Randy McMullen, The Mercury News, 20 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for side dish 

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Word History

First Known Use

1702, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of side dish was in 1702

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“Side dish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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side dish

: food served separately along with the main course

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