slaw

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English[edit]

White slaw

Etymology[edit]

Dutch sla, shortened from salade (salad, lettuce).

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  • IPA(key): /slɔː/
  • Rhymes: -ɔː
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

slaw (countable and uncountable, plural slaws)

  1. (US, Canada) Coleslaw.
    • 1996, Jerry Bledsoe, Slaw Crazy, Lee Harrison Child (editor), Close to Home: Revelations and Reminiscences by North Carolina Authors, page 66,
      Barbecue is always served with slaw in North Carolina and always has been.
    • 2002, Alex Haas, Everyday Low Carb Cooking, page 73,
      My boss, whose daughter was a working chef, told me that I made the best slaws that she had ever tasted. The secret is that slaws deserve as much care in their preparation as any other good meal.
    • 2010, Judy Doherty, Salad Secrets: 100 of the Most Creative, Healthful Recipes, page 103,
      Slaws go well with grilled lean protein items and sandwiches.

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *slaiwaz (blunt, dull, faint, weak, slack), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)lew- (limp).

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slāw

  1. slow, inert

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