side dish


: a food served separately along with the main course

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web As a side dish, try to get scallops from Barra. Alexandra Leiseca,, 5 Mar. 2023 Super flavorful, this dish makes the perfect side dish. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 30 Dec. 2022 This hearty vegetable dish gets a kick of crunchy texture from sliced almonds, and works well as a light main or a side dish. Elizabeth Berry, Woman's Day, 9 Dec. 2022 Whip up the perfect eggs, prepare a yummy side dish, and easily bring it to a potluck to use with friends. Claire Harmeyer, Peoplemag, 27 Nov. 2022 Potatoes and cream transform into a bubbly, rich casserole in this classic French side dish. Ben Mimscooking Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov. 2022 But with ‘Jedi,’ listen to the creaking, huge metal door that opens and leads the androids C-3PO and R2-D2 to the cave of Jabba the Hutt, where, at the beginning of the film, good-guy space pilot Han Solo is frozen in a carbonite mold like some kind of nouvelle cuisine side dish. Chicago Tribune, 4 May 2022 For those with a sweet tooth, the jam and Nutella naan is a fun take on the popular Indian side dish, and the sweet dosa pancakes are a sugary rendition of a savory staple. Mariah Morrison, Harper's BAZAAR, 1 Mar. 2023 When a server brought a new omelet with the wrong side dish, Mr. Corden berated her, Mr. McNally wrote on Instagram last week. Alyssa Lukpat, WSJ, 25 Oct. 2022 See More

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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 3 Jun. 2023.

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side dish

: food served separately along with the main course

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