French dressing

noun(often lowercase)
  1. salad dressing prepared chiefly from oil, vinegar, and seasonings.

  2. a creamy and often sweet dressing, usually orange in color.

Origin of French dressing

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85

Words Nearby French dressing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use French dressing in a sentence

  • Just before serving pour over French dressing to which has been added one tablespoon of finely chopped chives.

    Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners | Elizabeth O. Hiller

British Dictionary definitions for French dressing

French dressing

  1. a salad dressing made from oil and vinegar with seasonings; vinaigrette

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