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sweet-and-sour

[sweet-n-souuh r, -sou-er]
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adjective
  1. cooked with sugar and vinegar or lemon juice and often other seasonings.
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Origin of sweet-and-sour

First recorded in 1925–30
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Examples from the Web for sweet-and-sour

Historical Examples

  • When done cut in thin slices, put in a flat pan, cover with sweet-and-sour sauce, and simmer for five minutes.

    The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book

    Victor Hirtzler


British Dictionary definitions for sweet-and-sour

sweet-and-sour

adjective
  1. (of food) cooked in a sauce made from sugar and vinegar and other ingredients
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