[sweet-n-souuh r, -sou-er]

Origin of sweet-and-sour

First recorded in 1925–30
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Historical Examples of sweet-and-sour

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

British Dictionary definitions for sweet-and-sour


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