Share this entry

Share this page

coleslaw

Syllabification: cole·slaw
Pronunciation: /ˈkōlˌslô
 
/

Definition of coleslaw in English:

noun

Sliced raw cabbage mixed with mayonnaise and other vegetables, eaten as a salad.
Example sentences
  • Freshly made sandwiches with side salad, coleslaw and potato crisps were priced at £3.50.
  • Salad options include green salad, creamy coleslaw, marinated vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower and carrots) and macaroni salad.
  • Mix equal parts low fat mayonnaise and yogurt and use to dress coleslaw or potato salad.

Origin

late 18th century (originally US): from Dutch koolsla, from kool 'cabbage' + sla (see slaw).

Words that rhyme with coleslaw

folkloresubfloor

Definition of coleslaw in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day resilient
Pronunciation: rɪˈzɪlɪənt
adjective
able to recoil or spring back into shape…