- ice cream served with syrup poured over it, and often other toppings, as whipped cream, chopped nuts, or fruit.
Origin of sundae
Examples from the Web for sundae
Contemporary Examples of sundae
The sundae is meant to be a delectable marriage of textures: squishy and crunchy.First Cronuts, Now Sundaes in a Can
August 1, 2014
One less Democrat in the Senate would make for a nice little cherry on their sundae.Behind the GOP Game on Rice
November 27, 2012
The effect is like eating a sundae and some bacon, not a bacon sundae.
Sundae ingredients are typically small and can be taken in manageable bites for a mouthful of flavor.
Historical Examples of sundae
A George Washington sundae, please, with plenty of ‘sundae’ on it.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn
Now take the lady outside, smooth her off and regale her with a lovers' sundae.Hints to Pilgrims
Charles Stephen Brooks
They went into the drug store on the corner and had a sundae apiece.The Corner House Girls
Grace Brooks Hill
There wasn't any use trying to melt a sundae with it, anyhow.Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West
William MacLeod Raine
Billy Simmons paused in the act of reaching for a sundae glass.The Sturdy Oak
Samuel Merwin, et al.
- ice cream topped with a sweet sauce, nuts, whipped cream, etc
Word Origin for sundae
1897, American English, thought to be an alteration of Sunday, perhaps re-spelled in deference to religious feelings; but the reason for the name is uncertain; perhaps "ice cream left over from Sunday, on sale later." For a fuller account of the speculations, see H.L. Mencken, "The American Language," Supplement I (1945), pp.376-7.