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Definition of "coleslaw" [cole•slaw]

  • A salad of finely shredded raw cabbage and sometimes shredded carrots, dressed with mayonnaise or a vinaigrette. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "coleslaw" in a sentence
  • "Okay I know you said that the coleslaw is the easy part of BBQing ... but I have been craving Salt Licks coleslaw for 4 years!!!"
  • "Now my standard coleslaw is "just right" all the time, and never the source of disharmony in a meal."
  • "And speaking of fish: this coleslaw is terrific served alongside fish."