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- Separate from the main course of a meal.
- 1945 June 4, Robert De Roos, “San Francisco Chef”, in Life, page 56:
- Shish kebab is skewered lamb with rice on the side.
- 2004, Frédéric Couton, The Cannery Seafood House Cookbook, →ISBN, page 77:
- Stir sage and the remaining unsalted butter into the sauce and serve it in a bowl on the side.
- Supplementary or in addition to one's usual job or income.
- 1979 November 1, “Beef up your job to beat inflation”, in Kipplinger's Personal Finance, page 10:
- You don't want to jeopardize your primary source of income or any savings you've socked away in your effort to boost your earnings on the side.
- Additional, surreptitious; often with a connotation of dishonesty, illegality or adultery.
- 2009, Carl Weber, Up to No Good, →ISBN, page 158:
- I shouted to make sure she knew that I wasn't just some ho on the side. If anyone was on the side, it was her.
Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933.