- a sauce for a salad, usually with a base of oil and vinegar or of mayonnaise.
Origin of salad dressing
First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for salad dressing
Pile it in the middle of a dish, and pour the salad-dressing over it.Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book
To which Imson, busy over his salad-dressing, made no reply.The Bright Messenger
If we only could afford to buy oil, Bridget would make us some salad-dressing.Those Dale Girls
Frank Weston Carruth
But this would be all salad-dressing, and nothing to put it on.The March Family Trilogy, Complete
William Dean Howells
Thousands of them were banqueting here and in other restaurants, encouraging all the arts from architecture to salad-dressing.What Will People Say?
- a sauce for salad, such as oil and vinegar or mayonnaise