Advertisement

Advertisement

slaw

[ slaw ]

noun



slaw

/ slɔː /

noun

  1. short for coleslaw


Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of slaw1

1860–65, Americanism; < Dutch sla, short for salade salad
Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of slaw1

C19: from Dutch sla, short for salade salad
Discover More

Example Sentences

Sutton, a large man with a square chin, broad forehead and glasses, was quieter than usual that night as a waiter brought out tortilla chips, salsa and a small oval dish of chopped cabbage slaw mixed with diced jalapenos, tomatoes and cilantro.

Lamping went to play a few rounds of video slots in the back of the restaurant before dinner while Sutton dug into the salsa and slaw.

Here’s another great way to use pumpkin seeds, but this time to add crunch to this refreshing slaw.

I asked her to send me a salad recipe that seems just right for summer, and she shared this excellent slaw that features fennel and mangoes.

I still love that play among the rich, buttery sandwich, soft tang of the slaw and sour punch of the pickles.

The slaw is vaguely like piccalilli or relish, but has a taste and drippy texture like no other.

A three-piece dinner with slaw, roll, and fried potato wedges runs $5.59.

“Guy Fieri served me my first pork slider w/cole slaw ever, from a trailer booth at our county fair,” posted a second.

Serve it with a light fresh slaw for the perfect contrast to the spicy-sweet chicken.

Sandwich the chicken mixture, slaw, and pickles between each split roll and serve.

The trouble was that Aunt Esmerelda was trying to make cole slaw and she couldn't find her grater to shred the cabbage.

Turn over it a dressing made as for cold slaw; mix it well and garnish with slices of hard-boiled eggs.

Then make a dressing the same as for cold slaw, and, while hot, pour it over the hot cabbage.

Remove the outer leaves from a solid, small-sized head of cabbage, and cut the remainder as fine as for slaw.

Those who find slaw and other dishes prepared from cabbage indigestible will not complain of this.

Advertisement

Discover More

More About Slaw

What is slaw?

Slaw is a cold salad commonly made from sliced or chopped raw vegetables, especially cabbage or carrots, mixed with a dressing made with mayonnaise or vinegar. It often includes other seasonings and ingredients, such as onions and apples.

The word coleslaw can be used to mean the same thing (and slaw is often short for coleslaw). However, coleslaw typically refers to the kind made with cabbage, while slaw can refer to varieties made without cabbage, such as carrot slaw.

Slaw is most commonly served as a side dish, such as for barbecue, or a topping, such as for sandwiches. In the U.S., it’s associated with cookouts and picnics and known as a common side dish at some restaurants.

Example: My mom makes a tasty slaw with carrots and onions. 

Where does slaw come from?

The first records of the word slaw come from the 1860s. It comes from the Dutch sla, a contraction of salade, meaning “salad.”

Coleslaw is first recorded earlier and comes from the Dutch koolsla, in which kool means “cabbage.” The word cole ultimately comes from the Latin caulis, meaning “plant stalk” or “cabbage.” It can be used to refer to a number of plants in the genus that includes cabbage, kale, and other related vegetables. Related words include kohlrabi, a type of cabbage, and cauliflower.

Did you know … ?

What are some synonyms for slaw?

What are some words that share a root or word element with slaw

What are some words that often get used in discussing slaw?

How is slaw used in real life?

Slaw is a common side dish at cookouts and some restaurants. It comes in many variations, including those made with mayonnaise- and vinegar-based dressings. Some people love it and some people think it’s gross.

Try using slaw!

True or False?

Slaw always includes cabbage.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement


Slavyanskslay