side dish

noun

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 The state-of-the-art smoker on the patio turns out medium-rare, lightly smoked slices of beef for the popular Tri-Tip Sandwich ($12) and platter ($10 or $15 with a side dish and garlic bread). Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, "First Look: Santa Clara’s The Hut 2.0, now with smoked meats," 11 July 2019 The mac and cheese side dish is Chick-fil-A's first new permanent side on the menu since 2017. Gabrielle Sorto, CNN, "KFC reignites the fast food wars with mac and cheese bowls," 22 Aug. 2019 Volunteers from both the department and the senior center helped grill hot dogs and hamburgers, as well as serve up side dishes to the hungry guests. Michael Walsh, courant.com, "West Hartford Police Department Hosts Senior Picnic," 29 July 2019 Drivers have a checklist for side dishes or condiments. Deborah Storey | For Al.com, al.com, "Food delivery craze drives GrubSouth," 17 July 2019 The Fight for Cook Out There’s a magical place where chicken nuggets and corndogs are considered side dishes. Birmingham Magazine, al, "Birmingham magazine’s Best and Worst of Birmingham," 3 Sep. 2019 This recipe uses young summer zucchini to create a succulent side dish. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Butter, lemon zest flavor succulent zucchini side dish," 20 Aug. 2019 Prices range from $6 to $12 for appetizers and $15 for fajitas that include traditional side dishes as well as brisket fat tortillas. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "The Pit Room hosts pop-up for upcoming Candente Tex-Mex," 24 July 2019 Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served; bring a side dish to share. Daily Southtown Staff, Daily Southtown, "Church news: Luau Party, church picnic, VBS and more at area churches in June," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of side dish

1702, in the meaning defined above

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5 Nov 2019

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The first known use of side dish was in 1702

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