Examples of mayo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Irregular strands absorb the mayo more readily and won’t slip and slide out of your sandwich. Shilpa Uskokovic, Bon Appétit, 22 Nov. 2023 Saffron mayo makes this appetizer special and just a little bit indulgent. Angela Brassinga, Sunset Magazine, 16 Nov. 2023 The classic chicken combines chicken tenders, pickles and creamy mayo and the spicy slaw chicken adds coleslaw and swaps the mayo for a spicy sauce. Antonia Debianchi, Peoplemag, 24 Oct. 2023 Or go with the classic Comeback Sauce that combines spicy heat from paprika, hot sauce, and chili sauce with a cooling, creamy mayo. Karen Schroeder-Rankin, Southern Living, 17 Nov. 2023 In her new role as chief growth and marketing officer at the owner of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and Hellmann’s mayo, Bracey will oversee one of the world’s biggest advertising budgets. Suzanne Vranica, WSJ, 25 Oct. 2023 The comments are full of people arguing over whether or not using mayo basically makes the dish into a carbonara. Christianna Silva, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Oct. 2023 Add your broccoli and half of your cheese, and then stir in half of the panko, your sour cream and mayo. Virginia Willis, Southern Living, 30 Oct. 2023 So when next Tuesday night rolls around, and you’re stumped on supper, reach for that jar of mayo in your fridge door. Li Goldstein, Bon Appétit, 3 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mayo was circa 1960

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Cite this Entry

“Mayo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mayo. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

ˈmī-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce Mayo (audio) river 250 miles (402 kilometers) long in the northwestern Mexico state of Sonora flowing southwest into the Gulf of California
ˈmā-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce Mayo (audio) county of northwestern Ireland on the Atlantic in Connacht; capital Castlebar area 2084 square miles (5418 square kilometers), population 130,638

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Charles Horace 1865–1939 and his brother William James 1861–1939 American surgeons

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