sun·dae | \ˈsən-(ˌ)dā, -dē \

Definition of sundae 

: ice cream served with topping (such as crushed fruit, syrup, nuts, or whipped cream)

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The Warriors had already achieved near-ultimate respect and/or resentment for their achievements and collective talent, and adding Cousins is the nuclear cherry on the sundae. Scott Ostler,, "With ‘Boogie,’ Warriors shoot into ‘death zone’," 9 July 2018 If Johnny Bananas on The Challenge has been an ice cream sundae with no toppings, 1st Look is going to be chocolate sauce, chopped nuts and a cherry on top., "Johnny Bananas Will Host NBC's 1st Look — Does That Mean He's Done with The Challenge?," 12 July 2018 And here’s a pro tip: Skip the (totally decent!) shake and get a hot-fudge sundae with peppermint stick ice cream. Bethany Jean Clement, The Seattle Times, "Seattle’s top 4 burger spots — ranked by Seattle Times critics," 10 July 2018 Curveball: Upgrade your ice cream and grab a hot-fudge sundae by San Francisco local Ghirardelli. Ari Bendersky, WSJ, "The 5 Most Upscale Stadiums for Foodies," 29 May 2018 Pumpkin pie spice ice cream: Treat it as a topping for your ice cream sundae! Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Pie Spice," 6 July 2018 Insider: LeBron's departure to the West opens up field for Pacers, Victor Oladipo Other teams — OK, two teams: the Lakers and Warriors — are looking for cherries to put on top of a sundae. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: Cowardly super teams turning NBA into a laugher," 3 July 2018 Too bad Bodine was too young to ever send a sundae upstairs to the luxury suite of the telecommunications genius. Darryl Levings, kansascity, "Kansas City has been dialed in to telephone innovations from the very beginning," 2 June 2018 Guests can make an ice cream sundae, pie a la mode or a root beer float. Staff Report, Daily Southtown, "Church news," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of sundae

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sundae

probably alteration of Sunday

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The first known use of sundae was in 1892

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English Language Learners Definition of sundae

: a dessert of ice cream that is topped with a sweet sauce, nuts, whipped cream, etc.


sun·dae | \ˈsən-dā, -dē\

Kids Definition of sundae

: a serving of ice cream with a topping (as fruit, syrup, whipped cream, nuts, or bits of candy)

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a state of commotion or excitement

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