applesauce

[ ap-uh l-saws ]SEE DEFINITION OF applesauce

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The baked apple should be given without cream, and the applesauce should have very little sugar.

WORD ORIGIN

by 1739, American English, from apple + sauce. Slang meaning "nonsense" is attested from 1921 and was noted as a vogue word early 1920s. Mencken credits it to cartoonist T.A. ("Tad") Dorgan. DAS suggests the word was thus used because applesauce was cheap fare served in boardinghouses.

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