Definition of sundae in English:
- Make individual pizzas for dinner, ice cream or yogurt sundaes for dessert and pancakes for breakfast.
- Use it trickled over ice-cream sundaes, on pancakes, or with the banana fool above.
- They're gambling that the lack of an ice-cream sundae or a slice of warm apple pie won't hurt their business and may actually increase it.
late 19th century (originally US): perhaps an alteration of Sunday, either because the dish was made with ice cream left over from Sunday and sold cheaply on the Monday, or because it was sold only on Sundays, a practice devised (according to some accounts) to circumvent Sunday legislation.
The origin of the ice-cream dessert, originally from the USA, is unclear. It could be an alteration of Sunday—either because the dish was made with ice cream left over from Sunday and sold cheaply on the Monday, or, some claim, because it was sold only on Sundays to get round Sunday trading restrictions. The spelling may have been changed out of deference to religious people's feelings.
Definition of sundae in:
- US English dictionary
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