Definition of coleslaw noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkəʊlslɔː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkoʊlslɔː//
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pieces of raw cabbage, carrot, onion, etc., mixed with mayonnaise and eaten with meat or salads Word Origin late 18th cent. (originally US): from Dutch koolsla, from kool ‘cabbage’ + sla, shortened from salade ‘salad’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: coleslaw